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Approved for 1 CEC in category 109 Industrial and Right of Way 
Workshop #21018

Synopsis: Total vegetation management (TVM), sometimes referred to as bare ground, has a different objective than selective weed management. For safety reasons, i.e., visibility, fire mitigation, ease of maintenance, TVM is often required at power substations, oil and gas wells, railroads. Etc. In this presentation, I will discuss the pros and cons of a range of herbicide options, illustrating that some herbicides are better in areas that have the potential for significant non-target impacts.  Herbicide resistance weeds, especially kochia, require that applicators understand the fundamentals of resistance management.  Material presented will be based on published research conducted by Colorado State University that examined the importance of herbicide application timing (fall vs. spring), and herbicide combinations that focused on managing herbicide resistant kochia.

 Learning objectives:

  • Learners will be given a range of options to achieve TVM that are less expensive than current industry standards and have a lower potential for non-target impacts.
  • Learners will be provided with information that may change their application timing from spring to fall.
  • Learners will develop a basic understanding of how to manage herbicide resistant kochia.

Wednesday, September 17th
8:30-9:30am