2016 Fall Workshop: Herbicide drift and volatilization: impact and recovery


Biochemical and Structural Studies of Dicamba Monooxygenase and Development of Dicamba-Resistant Crops – Don Weeks, Department of Biochemistry, UNL

Herbicide Drift Action Preparedness Outline (Draft) DriftWatch – Craig Romary, Environmental Programs Specialist, Pesticide Program, Nebraska Department of Agriculture

AGRO-K PRODUCTS: Special Applications – Larry Shafer

Drift Experiences in Iowa & Beyond – Michael L. White, ISU Extension Viticulture Specialist

How Spray Drift Affected Nebraska Grapes and NE-1020 Genotypes – Dr. Paul Read, University of Nebraska Viticulture Program

Herbicide Drift on Grapes; Suggestions for Successful Response and Management – Tim Creger, Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Tentative Agenda

  • 8:30 - 9:00 am – Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:10 am – Introduction and Setting the stage by Paul E. Read, University of Nebraska Viticulture Program
  • 9:10 – 10:00 am – Development of Herbicide tolerant Crops by Donald Weeks, Professor of Biochemistry, UNL
  • 10:00 – 10:45 am – Case studies of commercial vineyard experiences
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am – Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Driftwatch by Craig Romary, Nebraska Department of Agriculture and What to do when impacted by a spray drift event by Tim Creger, Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm –  Lunch (included in registration fee) and networking with attendees
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Drift Experiences in Iowa and Beyond – Mike White, Iowa State University Viticulture Specialist
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Keeping Vines Healthy, (possible remedial measures?) - Larry Shafer, Agro-K Enterprises
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm – NE-1020 Results; Round-table (“Town Hall”) Discussion
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm – Final words, discussion and adjourn

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016

Where: Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, South 40th Street and Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, Nebraska

Who should attend? Anyone whose vines have been impacted by herbicide drift or are concerned about related vineyard problems
Cost? $20.00 (includes lunch). $25.00 at the door, if not pre-registered.

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Be sure to put this timely topic on your calendar and join your fellow grape growers on November 5th!