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New herbicides for use in winter wheat (looking for field sites)

My name is Peter smith and I work at the University in Guelph as a weed scientist.

I have just joined Farms.com (April 15, 2010) but I am not farming directly, instead I get to work with a variety of crops, lots of weed control options and quite a wide range of machinery on University research stations and, sometimes, on farms located around Southern Ontario.  I love it...

 

Amongst the few things that I do here, I run the herbicide resistance testing as well as trials in field crops.  This year I will be running some interesting experiments, two of which will be looking to get some chemistries registered for use in Giant Hogweed and Wild Chervil.  I get to play with cameras too as part of my job.

 

At this time I am actively looking for a field experimental site in winter wheat with a fairly uniform population of large common dandelion and/or chickweed (either common or mouse eared).  The area I need is roughly 50m x 50m.  I can arrange for compensation as well.

 

I am based in Guelph and would consider some travel to an appropriate site.

 

If you think you could help, please contact me as soon as possible.  Email is likely best.

 

Thanks very much for at least considering this request.

 

Bye for now,

Peter

 

psmith@uoguelph.ca

 

 

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Thanks Peter.

We will see if we can find some cooperators for you.

Have a safe spring.

Joe Dales
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