Northeastern Weeds IPM Working Group
Weed management is a priority issue for Northeastern farmers, particularly with the increasing prevalence of organic production, the rise of herbicide resistant weeds, and the recent increase in small farms and urban farming.
The Northeastern Weeds IPM Working Group will survey the current state of knowledge in weed seed germination/seedling emergence ecology in the Northeast, and explore knowledge gaps and opportunities for development of a Northeast-specific weed seedling emergence prediction model. Such tools could increase the potential for IPM-based weed management by providing real-time information to inform management selection and timing.
The Northeastern Weeds IPM Working Group has two goals:
- Establish a group to foster the development and adaptation of IPM within weed management in the Northeast
- Create a proposal for a weed seedling emergence model for the Northeast and apply for funding to support the project
The working group met on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia. Another meeting is planned for 2019 at the annual Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS) meeting.