The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting an online Weed Resistance Learning Module to help cotton producers stay ahead of the game in fighting weed resistance.

Available at www.cotton.org/tech/pest/wrm, the learning module is free to users and is sponsored by The Cotton Foundation with financial support from Monsanto, Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences. The course is a resource on how to prevent the occurrence of herbicide-resistant weeds, thus helping them maintain long-term stewardship of growers' acreage. Practical guidelines are offered such as preventing weeds from setting seed during harvest.

NCC Chairman Allen Helms says that cotton growers will appreciate this interactive course and the around-the-clock access they have to it as they evaluate their current weed management program or consider developing a program.

The Weed Resistance Learning Module also provides general resource information on cotton herbicides and a list of contacts in each state for producers who have questions on management practices. For more information, call the NCC at 901-274-9030.