Advancing Integrated Weed Management: an IPM workshop focused on managing weeds in the 21st century


June 18th & 19th, 2019


Montana State University in Bozeman Montana; including the Post and Fort Ellis research farms.


This two-day workshop will focus on managing weeds in croplands and will include notable speakers, hands-on activities, and discussions on integrated weed management. Topics include managing weeds in cereal cropping systems, herbicide resistance prevention and research, understanding non-target herbicide injury prevention and diagnosis, soil acidification impacts to weed management, use of cover crops to manage weeds, and perennial weed control in organic agriculture. Hands-on field tours and activities will be included at the Post Farm and Fort Ellis research facilities in Bozeman.

Continuing Education Credits

Certified Crop Advisor Categories

Integrated Pest Management: 11

Crop Management: 0.5

Soil and Water Management: 0.5

Sustainability: 4.5

Montana Department of Agriculture Pesticide Recertification

Dealer: 6

Agricultural plant pest control: 6

Right of way pest control: 6

Demonstration and research pest control: 6

Regulatory weed: 6

Private agricultural pest control: 6

Registration and Cost

Pre-registration is required, and the workshop will be limited to 25 participants. Please register by June 14, 2019. The fee for the workshop is $200. Registration and credit card payment is available at this link.

Tentative Agenda

Day 1

June 18, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 Check in (Plant BioSciences Building Room 108, Montana State University)
8:30 - 9:00 Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 Herbicide resistance update: Bill Dyer, MSU
10:00 - 11:00 Soil acidification effects on weed management: Clain Jones and Tim Seipel, MSU
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Harvest weed seed control: Judit Barroso, Oregon State University
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch (provided)
1:15 - 1:45 Travel to MSU Post Farm
1:45 - 5:00 Presentations and field tours at MSU Post Farm
  - Weed identification: Noelle Orloff
  - Herbicide symptoms demonstration and activity: Tim Seipel and Noelle Orloff
  - Integrated management of wild oat: Tim Seipel and Mei Ling Wong
Evening Dinner at 14 North (provided)

Day 2

June 19, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 Sustainable control of Canada thistle: Dana Berner, USDA-ARS Weed Science
9:00 - 9:30 SARE opportunities for funding sustainable agriculture projects: Allison Milodragovic, Western SARE
9:30 - 10:00 Palmer amaranth update: Jane Mangold, MSU
10:00 - 10:30 Travel to MSU Fort Ellis research facility
10:30 - 3:00 Presentations and field tours at Fort Ellis (boxed lunch provided)

- Cover crops session

  • Cover crops in Montana: Susan Tallman, Montana NRCS
  • Cover crops for weed management: Bill Curran, Penn State University/MSU 
  - Weed communities during organic transition: Tim Seipel, MSU
  - View  and discuss hemp plots
  - Perennial weed management in organic agriculture: Tim Seipel and Noelle Orloff, MSU
3:00 Adjourn


Tim Seipel

Cropland Weed Extension Specialist



Noelle Orloff                                   

Schutter Diagnostic Lab