The Idaho Wheat Commission will be presenting a web-based grower education seminar (webinar) on “Biology and Management of Russian Thistle.” The webinar will be approximately one hour. Participation is free! Log onto the website at http://connect.cals.uidaho.edu/wheat (requires Adobe Flash Player which is installed on most computers) and enter your name as a participant.
• Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 a.m. MDT – Guest Presenter: Professor Frank Young, weed scientist/cropping system specialist, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Pullman, Washington.
Dr. Frank Young will discuss with webinar participants how to control Russian thistle in summer fallow. He will discuss the growth and development, competitiveness, and some control/management options of Russian thistle.
Mr. Young was born and raised on a dairy/livestock/crop farm in southern Minnesota. Frank received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from South Dakota State University in 1972. Mr. Young then served in the Air Force from 1972 to 1976. He later received an M.S. in Agronomy (Weed Science) and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Agronomy (Weed Science) in 1981. Frank has worked for the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS) in Pullman, WA since 1981 as a weed scientist/cropping system specialist. He was project leader for the 9-yr IPM Project in Pullman and the Ralston no-till project (1995-present). His major weed focus was Russian thistle and jointed goatgrass. He is currently conducting winter canola research in the wheat/fallow region of the PNW.
For those who cannot view the webinar in real time, it will be recorded and available at: www.idahowheat.org