Running Out of Options: The science behind herbicide-resistant weeds, a 1-hour live #askACES Twitter chat with University of Illinois weed scientists

On Thursday, January 19 from noon-1 p.m. (CST) Dr. Pat Tranel and Dr. Aaron Hager from the Department of Crop Sciences will take part in an #askACES chat on Twitter to discuss the latest on herbicide-resistant weeds and the challenges they pose to production agriculture.

Use #askACES to ask your questions about what causes resistance, how to manage resistance, what has to happen to overcome the challenge of herbicide-resistant weeds, and more.

Potential topics include:

  • How/why do herbicide-resistant weeds arise?
  • Are some weeds better at evolving resistance than others?
  • What are farmers doing to manage resistance?
  • What is the ag industry doing to manage resistance?
  • What are new developments/challenges regarding herbicide-resistant weeds?
  • Ultimately, what has to happen to overcome the challenge of herbicide-resistant weeds?

How can you take part in the conversation?

  1. Go to Twitter. Type in #askACES. Watch the questions and answers from noon-1 p.m. CT.
  2. Ask your own questions and contribute to this conversation by including #askACES with your question.
  3. If you aren't on Twitter, watch the live feed at http://research.aces.illinois.edu/askACES.
    If you have a question, but can't participate in the live chat, send it to jshike@illinois.edu.
  4. Watch ACES social media (Twitter and Facebook) for a follow-up podcast with Dr. Tranel and Dr. Hager.