Upcoming Conference on Palmer Amaranth

Combatting Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Palmer Amaranth: Multiple Perspectives

Call For Papers

Click HERE to submit an abstract for the conference.

Click HERE to register for the conference.

About the Conference

Simpson College will host this conference on January 4-6, 2018. The aim of this conference is to bring together all agricultural stakeholders for an intensive 3-day discussion of Palmer amaranth and other herbicide resistant weeds. Through presentations, panels, posters, and invited speakers, those in attendance will hear multiple perspectives on these problems. This conference is not limited to academic researchers. We seek abstracts from a very wide and diverse group including: producers, industry representatives, university researchers, extension personnel, graduate and undergraduate researchers, agricultural economists, natural resource conservation professionals, environmentalists, and any other agricultural stakeholders who would like to present on one of the following topics:

  • Palmer Amaranth Biology, Natural History, Physiology
  • Herbicide Resistance of Palmer Amaranth and Other Weeds
  • Non-chemical Control of Palmer Amaranth and Other Weeds
  • Industry: Herbicide Innovation and Control
  • Palmer Amaranth Impacts on Crop Yield
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Economic Impacts of Palmer Amaranth and Other Herbicide Resistant Weeds
  • Palmer Amaranth and Conservation Programs
  • Palmer Amaranth and International Agriculture
  • Response to Palmer Amaranth as a Noxious Weed

There will also be panels organized with domestic and international producers, policy-makers, environmentalists, etc. We encourage any and all interested individuals to attend. Registration and call for papers will be available on July 10th, 2017.

Keynote Speakers

Jason Keith Norsworthy, Professor in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science
University of Arkansas

“Lessons Learned from Herbicide-Resistant Palmer Amaranth: Advising Iowa Famers”

Dr. Michael Gunderson, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research
Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business

Dr. Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist and Professor of Agronomy
Iowa State University

“Palmer amaranth in Iowa: Past, present, and future”

Dr. Robert Price, Senior Seed Botanist
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture

“An Overview of Amaranths”