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Herbicide clinic to be held Nov. 3

Wheat and canola planting is starting now and farmers need to be aware of what effects some herbicides can have on their crop.

On Nov. 3 a winter crops herbicide symptomology clinic will be held at the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agronomy Research Station at Sillwater. The site is at the corner of Oklahoma 51 and Western Avenue on the west side of the OSU campus. The main entrance is off Oklahoma 51.

There is no cost to attend the 9 a.m. clinic; activities will be geared toward farmers and ranchers of all experience levels. Coffee and doughnuts are free as the session begins at 8:30 a.m.

"Participants should think of the clinic as one-stop shopping," said Misha Manuchehri, OSU Extension weed specialist for small grains and canola. "They will be able to see the differing effects of herbicides on crops planted at the OSU Agronomy Farm. In addition, there will be information available about what herbicides are labeled for use in what crops, what weeds the herbicides kill and their plant back restrictions.

"It can be difficult to keep track of all the trade names, common names and new information. Research-based knowledge is always beneficial when it comes to making operational decisions, especially in terms of input costs."

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