The University of Wisconsin-Madison Field Crops Weed Science Extension program is asking for participants for a research study relating to glyphosate-resistant weeds in Wisconsin corn and soybean fields.
The study will investigate weed species diversity in Wisconsin corn and soybean fields due to reduced atrazine use and subsequent increased use of glyphosate. The purpose of this research is to identify areas in the state where there may be a shift to weeds that are more difficult to control with glyphosate, or where weeds that are resistant to glyphosate may first appear.
Participation in the study involves completing a survey that asks questions about target weed species and limited management history information relating to crop production fields.
There are two levels of participation in this survey. The first level simply includes filling out an on-line survey with information from ONLY ONE CROP PRODUCTION FIELD. The survey can be found at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FSESTMEKJ. If you are willing to provide information about more than one field, please repeat the survey.
The second level of participation, if you would like to participate further, is to allow weed science research staff from the UW-Madison to survey your crop fields for weed escapes in late-summer months.
The survey will take 5 to 10 minutes and participation is completely voluntary. By completing and electronically submitting this survey, you consent for participating in the first stage of the survey. If you would like to participate in the second stage, and allow UW weed science researchers to scout your production fields, please complete the last question of the survey by providing your contact information.
You may ask questions about the research at any time by contacting Vince M. Davis at email@example.com (608) 262-1392 or Ross Recker at firstname.lastname@example.org