The 52nd Western Farm Show will be held this weekend at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City.  While farmers will have the chance to check out new products and equipment, they’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of informative free sessions.

Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison talk with MFA’s Dr. Jason Weirich about his Saturday presentation.

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Weed resistance is one subject that’s expected to be a hot topic during the show.  M.F.A. Director of Agronomy Dr. Jason Weirich says he’ll host a free seminar that will cover things growers need to consider.

“We have to start using full rates of residual herbicides, the use of reduced rates or set up rates of herbicides have got us into the situation we’re in today.”

Weirich says farmers should consider the use of overlapping residuals.

“Overlapping residuals consists of putting a ‘pre’ down in front of your soybeans and following that 21 to 30 days later with a second shot” of another chemical.

Weirich will discuss weed resistance during a seminar at 1:30 Saturday during the Western Farm Show.