PASTURE & FENCE ROW WEED CONTROL TOUR
For livestock and forage producers in Giles County pasture weeds are one of the top issues. Extension gets many requests each year on identification and control. In an effort to better educate producers Extension partnered with Dow AgroSciences and Giles County Co-op to implement a demonstration of various Dow products in pasture and fence row situations. A warm July afternoon saw 62 producers attend a tour of the demonstration plots. Each participant received a manual which contained a plot map, information on the various Dow products used, sprayer calibration instructions and information on pasture herbicide stewardship. The pasture plots contained six different treatments while two different treatments were used in the fence row plots. Several species of weeds were identified by name in the check plots located immediately beside each treated plot. As the tour progressed participants were able to identify the major weeds and then see how each were controlled by the different treatments. Evaluations were completed by 47 participants; 57% indicated they most definitely improved their knowledge of weed control practices, 59% ranked the teaching effectiveness as excellent, 95% indicated the program met their needs and answered their questions while 98% planned to utilize the information in their operation. Five of the participants specifically mentioned that they wanted more programs like this in the future.
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Authors: K. Rose
Rose, K. EXTENSION AGENT/DIRECTOR, UT Extension, Tennessee, 38478