Events and Presentations

The Palmer Project, with support from our sponsors, frequently travels to interview stakeholders, present research findings, and build awareness of Palmer amaranth and herbicide resistance within the agricultural community.

Presentations and Workshops

Yale Food Systems Symposium, New Haven, CT
February 23-24, 2018

Members of the Palmer Project presented research and insight into the sustainability of the current row-cropping system, and how the sustainability is impacted by herbicide resistant weeds, such as Palmer amaranth. 

Row cropping, herbicide resistance, and the Wicked Problem. Leslie Decker, Maggie Long, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Invited presentation to joint appropriations committees of the Iowa Legislature, Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Des Moines, IA
February 8, 2018

The members of the Palmer Project were invited to present to two committees of the Iowa Legislature. This was arranged by Representative Scott Ourth. 

Members of the Palmer Project with Representative Scott Ourth in February 2018.

Potential infestation risk of Palmer amaranth in Iowa. Jacob Bruns, Leslie Decker, Marisa DeForest, Drew Roen, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg, Maggie Long; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Iowa Soybean Association Farmer Research Conference, Des Moines, IA
February 6-7, 2018

The members of the Palmer Project were invited speakers to the conference. They presented their risk map of Palmer amaranth infestation twice to a mostly farmer audience. 

Potential Infestation of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa. Jacob Bruns, Leslie Decker, Marisa DeForest, Maggie Long, Drew Roen, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
December 4-7, 2017

The new risk map of Palmer amaranth infestation and the computation/reasoning was presented in three segments: social and behavioral factors, edaphic and climatological factors, and economic impact. The presentations were extremely well-received by the audience, and many attendees were excited to see the how the project has expanded and developed from the previous two years.  

Potential Infestation Risk of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa: Social and Behavioral Factors. Maggie Long*, Leslie Decker*, Marisa DeForest*, Zoe Muehleip, Geoff Converse, Drew Roen, Jacob Bruns, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg1; Simpson College, Indianola, IA, 1BASF, Raleigh, NC.

Potential Infestation Risk of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa: Edaphic and Climatological Factors. Leslie Decker*, Maggie Long*, Marisa DeForest*, Zoe Muehleip, Geoff Converse, Drew Roen, Jacob Bruns, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg1; Simpson College, Indianola, IA, 1BASF, Raleigh, NC.

The Potential Economic Impact of Palmer Amaranth Infestation in Iowa. Jacob Bruns*, Drew Roen, Geoff Converse, Maggie Long, Leslie Decker, Marisa DeForest, Josh Dietrich, Zoe Muehleip, Clint Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg1; Simpson College, Indianola, IA, 1BASF, Raleigh, NC.

2017 Summer Research Symposium, Indianola, IA
November 15, 2017

The new risk map of Palmer amaranth infestation in Iowa was presented as well as other updates and findings from the summer’s research.

Palmer Project. Jacob Bruns*, Leslie Decker*, Marisa Deforest*, Maggie Long*, Geoff Converse, Zoe Muehleip, Drew Roen; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Invited presentation to BASF Business Analytics and Herbicide Division teams, BASF Corporate Agricultural Center, Raleigh, NC
October 20, 2017

Members of the Palmer Project were flown to the BASF US crop headquarters in order to present the new risk map of Palmer amaranth infestation in Iowa.

Potential Infestation of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa. Jacob Bruns*, Marisa DeForest*, Maggie Long*, John Pauley*, Leslie Decker, Drew Roen, Clint Meyer, Brady Spangenberg; Simpson College, Indianola, IA .

Simpson Research and Creativity Symposium, Indianola, IA
April 20, 2017

Maggie Long presenting at the 2017 Simpson Research and Creativity Symposium

Members from our team gave separate presentations on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the ongoing research. 

The Palmer Project. Leslie Decker*, Andrea Van Wyk*, Park Mikels*, Tre Loge*, Maggie Long; Simpson College, Indianola, IA

Herbicide Resistance and the Wicked Problem: The First Steps for Converting to Sustainable Agriculture. Maggie Long; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA
December 12-15, 2016

The updated NetLogo model and qualitative findings from interviewing stakeholders were presented separately. The presentations generated a good amount of interest from those in attendance as they were a unique subset of presentations for the conference. 

Modeling the Spread of Palmer Amaranth Across Iowa and the Midwest Cornbelt States. Leslie Decker*, Tre Loge*, Park Mikels*, Andrea Van Wyk*, Maggie E. Long; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

How Attitudes About Community can Contribute to Herbicide Resistant Palmer Amaranth. Maggie E. Long*, Zoe G. Muehleip*, John Pauley; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

A Simulation to Predict the Spread of Road Dust in a Crop Field and its Potential Effects of Palmer Amaranth. Sydney Rissler* and Teig Loge*; Simpson College, Ankeny, IA. Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Does Road Dust have the Potential to Impact Chemical Control of Waterhemp (Amaranthus Tuberculatus)? Kayla Price*, Clint K. Meyer, Zoe G. Muehleip, Maggie E. Long, Rick Spellerberg; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Iowa Philosophical Society Conference, Simpson College
November 5, 2016

Two members of the team presented papers in the Undergraduate Session of the conference. 

Herbicide Resistant Weeds and ‘The Wicked Problem’. Maggie Long; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Impediments to Progress within the Agricultural Paradigm. Zoe Muehleip; Simpson College, Indianola, IA. 

Park Mikels, Andrea Van Wyk, Leslie Decker, and Molly Monk at the 2016 Iowa Ag Educators Conference.

Iowa Agricultural Educators Professional Development Summer Conference, Des Moines, IA
June 28, 2016

Members of the Palmer Project hosted two workshops at this conference about Palmer amaranth and herbicide resistance. The workshops were held by Leslie Decker, Andrea Van Wyk, Park Mikels, and Molly Monk and they led to in-depth discussions regarding current agricultural difficulties. 

Undergraduate Research Symposium, Indianola, IA
April 21, 2016

This session gave an overview on herbicide resistance and the efforts of the first phase of the Palmer Project.

The Palmer Project: Herbicide Resistance and Action. Teig Loge, Maggie Long, Park Mikels, Molly Monk; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Joint Mathematics Meeting, American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, Seattle, WA
January 6-9, 2016

The group focused their presentation on the computational aspects of their research and learned about new modeling techniques.

Using Modeling and a Community Based Participatory Research Strategy to Stop the Spread of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa. Teig Loge, Maggie Long, Park Mikels, Molly Monk; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
December 7-10, 2015

The interdisciplinary model and awareness campaign were presented as part of the NCWSS poster competition. The presentation was the only one of its type at the meeting.

Using Modeling and a Community-Based Participatory Research Strategy to Stop the Spread of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa: Preliminary Report. Teig Loge, Maggie Long, Park Mikels, Molly Monk; Simpson College, Indianola, IA.

Commissioned Paper for BASF

A White Paper was written in the fall of 2017 by Zoe Muehleip and Maggie Long under the advisory of Dr. John Pauley. The paper was an analysis of the qualitative data from the producer and stakeholder interviews.

 

Events Attended

Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
July 12, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Palmer Project attended this Field Day to learn more about how herbicide resistant Palmer amaranth affects Nebraska. They also had the privilege of hearing from keynote speaker, Jason Norsworthy from University of Arkansas.

Palmer Amaranth Field Day, Purdue University
June 28, 2016

Members of the Palmer Project attended this Field Day to interview agronomists dealing with fields heavily infested with Palmer amaranth.