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​​Maintaining proper weed and brush control can have a huge impact on summer pastures now, and in the future. Participants can expect to learn the following methods of weed and brush control:

  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Burning
  • Grazing
  • Biological

Walter Fick
Professor, Range Management Specialist
Agronomy, Kansas State University

Walt Fick is a Professor and Extension Rangeland Management specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University.  He was raised on a cattle/hay ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.  He completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy/Range management at the University of Nebraska.  His Ph.D in Range Science was completed in 1978 from Texas Tech University when he was subsequently hired by K- State.  Extension responsibilities include prescribed burning,  brush and weed control, and grazing management.  Current research is on saltcedar and Old World Bluestem.  Walt also teaches three upper division courses in range management.

Doug Shoup
Associate Professor, Crops and Soils Specialist
Agronomy, Kansas State University

Dr. Doug Shoup is an Associate Professor for Kansas State University.  He completed B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees at Kansas State University between 1996 and 2005.  While at K-State he worked on common waterhemp resistance to PPO inhibiting herbicides such as Cobra, Blazer, and Reflex.  In addition to herbicide resistance, Doug was involved in research on growth regulator herbicide drift on cotton, as well as common lambsquarters susceptibility to glyphosate.  After college, Doug worked for Monsanto in their Biotechnology Soybean Program in St. Louis for two years before returning to K-State as their Southeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist. The focus of his current research and extension programs is on crop production systems, integrated pest management, and forage utilization.

Pasture Weed and Brush Management