What do we do? We evaluate new herbicide products, application timings, and efficacy for controlling an array of weed species of interest to Wisconsin farmers.
The herbicide evaluation trials use a randomized complete block design and replicate each treatment at least four times. This is different from a demonstration plot that only shows the weed control for a single instance of that particular treatment. Replication allows a researcher to observe the variability for that treatment across a field site.
During the Pest Management Field Day, at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, we showcase several of our herbicide evaluation trials to the public and provide a book describing all of our trials for the season.
At the end of the season, we compile and analyze all of the data and publish a report book in January. This year’s WCWS research report is available below.
For any questions regarding the herbicide evaluation program, contact:
- Dr. Dave Stoltenberg, Department of Agronomy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Liz Bosak, Department of Agronomy, email@example.com
|Wisconsin Crop Weed Science Research Report||WCWS 101:2014||Vince M. Davis, Elizabeth J. Bosak, Rebecca R. Bailey, Tommy R. Butts, Daniel H. Smith||[PDF]|
|Wisconsin Crop Weed Science Research Report||WCWS101:2013||Vince M. Davis, Elizabeth J. Bosak, Timothy L. Trower, Ryan P. DeWerff, Ross A. Recker, Rebecca R. Bailey, Tommy R. Butts, Daniel H. Smith||[PDF]|
|Pest Management Field Day Guide||2014||[PDF]|
|Pest Management Field Day Guide||2013||[PDF]|
|Herbicide Evaluation Trials||2011||Timothy L. Trower and Vince M. Davis||[PDF]|
|Herbicide Evaluation Trials||2010||Timothy L. Trower||[PDF]|
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