This presentation was recorded at Illinois Soybean Association’s Better Beans event on January 18, 2024 at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL.

Dr. Karla Gage is an Associate Professor of Weed Science and Plant Biology in the Schools of Agricultural Sciences and Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She completed BS and MS degrees in Biology at the University of Memphis and a PhD in Plant Biology with a focus on weed ecology at SIUC. Dr. Gage joined the faculty at SIUC in 2015 and enjoys teaching and research in applied management of agricultural systems. Dr. Gage’s research focuses on weed control in midwestern US cropping systems in the rotational crops of corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum, and industrial hemp. The Gage lab focuses on the use of Integrated Weed Management (IWM) to slow the evolution of herbicide resistance and control weeds.

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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