Oklahoma State University Weed Science
Welcome to the Weed Science extension web site for the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University. The purpose of this site is to provide current information regarding extension and research activities in weed management for all of Oklahoma’s crop production systems, resources for weed identification, and contact information for the weed science personnel at OSU. For the quickest updates regarding weed management issues in Oklahoma, please check the Plant and Soil Sciences Extension News site or follow OSU Weed Science on Twitter.
Diagnostic service to test for herbicide-resistant weeds
Herbicide-resistant weeds is one of the many issues that producers are now facing throughout Oklahoma and the United States. Early detection of populations of herbicide-resistant weeds will give a head-start to management and prevention of their spread. At OSU, we have started a new diagnostic service program that allows for producers, crop consultants, and extension educators to submit weed samples for testing to determine if the weeds are resistant to certain herbicides. This program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Peanut Commission, the Oklahoma Soybean Board, and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and will be provided as a free service to anyone involved in Oklahoma agricultural production.
The fact sheet, ,” gives instructions for collecting and submitting seed samples. The seed samples do not need to be threshed and cleaned, but it is important to collect enough seed for adequate testing (typically, enough to fill half of a paper lunch sack).
If you have any questions, please contact your county OCES agricultural educator or Joe Armstrong, OSU Extension Weeds Specialist, at (405) 744-9588 or for more information.