Dodge City agAcademy: Brian Olson

10; ​Brian OlsonA native of Northwest Kansas, Brian received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Weed Science. After graduation, Brian completed a postdoc in applied cropping systems research with Texas A&M University at Vernon, TX. In November 2012, Brian took the opportunity to join Monsanto as a Weed Technology Development Representative, where he has provided leadership in developing strategies for managing glyphosate resistant kochia. In addition, Brian develops and coordinates weeds research for Monsanto in western Kansas and eastern Colorado and conducts weed science training for internal and external audiences on various topics, such as the Roundup Ready® Xtend™ Crop System. In Dodge City, Brian presented information to the group on the Roundup Ready® Xtend™ Crop System and Sprayer Application Technology. He explained how the system could be used to combat weed resistance while increasing yield potential. Brian also presented the safest and most efficient sprayer technologies and methods.

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