Corn Growers Praise CALS for Funding Weed Specialist Position
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/21/2016
For the first time in several years, the Agronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be hiring a cropping systems weed specialist.
The school announced it will soon begin taking applications for the position, in which the winning candidate will work with Cooperative Extension and other UW specialists to help farmers make educated crop management decisions.
The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association applauded the announcement after asking CALS Dean Kate VandenBosch to support the filling of the position earlier this year.
The cropping systems weed specialist will be able to conduct research that will not only help growers improve herbicide-resistant weed management, but will also aid in protecting water quality and increasing food security
Research through this position has provided Wisconsin corn growers valuable information on weed management, helping growers increase corn yields and the value of the corn crop to the state's economy.