Penn State Extension weed science specialists have teamed up with specialists at 14 other universities and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to create an online hub for resources relating to integrated management of problem weeds. The inspiration behind this project was to provide a single place to find readily accessible online information on numerous weed management topics. While there are plenty of great resources out there to help growers answer their weed management questions, they are not always that easy to find. The website, called the Integrated Weed Management Resource Center, features a Question and Answer forum, weekly articles on weed management news, and a clearinghouse of resources on numerous weeds and weed management topics from numerous states including Pennsylvania.
On the Weed Management Questions forum, questions that readers submit to the site are read by extension weed science specialists at Penn State and many other universities, who then write back with an answer and instructions on where to find further information. Questions can be written on any topic relating to weed management in crops.
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A wide range of weed management information and resources can be found on the site relating to herbicide resistance management, integrated weed management strategies, and weed species-specific management recommendations according to agricultural region.
The website is maintained by Annie Klodd, Penn State Extension Associate in Weed Science, with collaboration from other weed specialists on the project. It is funded by a grant from the USDA-ARS to address herbicide resistant weed management. For additional information, please visit the website.