Biggest Weed Contest to be held at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days in Outagamie County
Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist
The weather has been crazy this spring and summer, but the Weed Doctors are betting that big weeds are still widespread in Wisconsin. Have a weed in your field that you think is a prize winner? Then cut it down and bring it to Farm Technology days and enter it in the contest. All you need to do is bring it in to the Weed Doctors booth in the Progress Pavilion and we will enter you in the competition. We will have daily and an overall winner, and will report the winners at the conclusion of the event. Last year’s winner (common burdock) was 95 inches tall and 95 inches wide and easily beat the more slender competitors. So start scouting those fields now for the winning entry. The only rules of the contest are that
- weeds can’t be woody plants (e.g. trees)
- weeds can’t be poisonous plants
- weeds must be “donated” for display at the Doctors booth.
Winners will receive a weed identification book and of course the honor of being able to grow the biggest weed in Wisconsin in 2012.