Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Agronomy

First Major Professor

Dr. Bob Hartzler

Second Major Professor

Dr. Allen Knapp

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Agronomy

Abstract

The goal has been to make a useful guide for farmers who are dealing with inadequate waterhemp control later in the season. The goal of this project is to help farmers determine when they need to remove waterhemp plants from the field based on flowering progression by use of concise and easy to understand guide. In addition, the guide will help farmers distinguish between male and female waterhemp plants. This will help prevent unnecessary removal of male plants from the field. Farmers may still want to uproot the male plant to stop the weed competition, but they would not need to worry about the male plant producing seed if it is left in the field. My hope is that after this guide is vetted by industry experts, it could be printed for farmers as a free resource to them. A laminated copy would make it more durable so it could stay in a farmer’s pickup or tractor. This guide will be another tool in the toolbox for farmers to use in the battle against waterhemp.

Copyright Owner

Larson, Brent

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

4-19-2021

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