Midwest: Herbicide Shortage – 13 Alternative Spring Burndown/Postemergence Strategies

Note:  This article represents the combined thinking of weed scientists from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. There is a lot of speculation about herbicide...

Illinois: 1st Dicamba Resistant Waterhemp Reported

University of Illinois weed scientists have confirmed resistance to the herbicide dicamba in a Champaign County waterhemp population. In the study, dicamba controlled 65%...

Weed Management: Dealing with Increased Prices, Decreased Availability of Herbicides

A Kansas State University weed management specialist says increased prices and decreased availability of herbicides may force farmers into finding alternative ways of managing...

Arkansas: Weedy Rice – Researchers Tackle Ever-Evolving Problem

Red rice in the field was a problem for rice growers, but at least it was easy to spot. But years of out-crossing with...

Ohio: Fall Herbicide Treatments – Just Do It

We don’t usually run articles about fall herbicide application this late in the season, since most everyone is done applying by now.  We’ve run...

EPA Issues Fines Over Dicamba – DTN

EPA has levied a fine against Nutrien Ag Solutions for allegedly applying dicamba illegally on several Kansas farms in the summer of 2020. The company...

Indiana: Herbicide Shortage – Planning Termination Of Multispecies Cover Crop Mixtures

We have discussed the herbicide shortage for the 2022 growing season and outlined a couple of scenarios where we can switch to alternative herbicides...

Mississippi: Burndown During Pricing and Supply Challenges – Podcast

Daniel Stephenson with the LSU AgCenter is back as a call-in guest to the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville. Daniel, Jason, and Tom...

Tennessee Soybeans: 4 Points to Consider when Choosing Your Herbicide Trait Platform

Several retailers and growers in recent weeks have asked about switching away from Xtend soybeans due to the poor pigweed control they have seen...

Start Planning for Herbicide Shortages in 2022

Retailers and the basic suppliers are all very concerned about herbicide shortages in 2022. We all can recall similar concerns this past spring.  In...

Herbicide Resistance: Chaff Lining, Seed Mills Aid Fight Against Weeds

The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is taking part in research to fight the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds. Catching weed seeds before they start a new...

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Weed Control in Harvest Stubble

As our crops come out of the field, now is the time to think about weed control for winter annual weeds, including marestail. Scouting...

Herbicide Storage Over the Winter

With volatile supply chain issues involving many aspects of production ag these days, some are asking if it is wise to purchase bulk inventory...

Dicamba-Resistant Waterhemp Confirmed in Tennessee and Illinois – DTN

Scientists from both Tennessee and Illinois have confirmed dicamba-resistant waterhemp in their respective states this week. The Illinois weed population, collected from Champaign County, shows...

Pennsylvania: Considerations for Nov. Weed Control

As temperatures get colder and even a few snowflakes start to appear, some people wonder if it is too late to control weeds, especially...

Ohio: Still a Big Window for Fall Herbicide Treatments

Many growers know the benefits of fall herbicide treatments, and like how fields look the following spring.  We know that it’s not always possible...

Herbicide Shortage Workarounds – DTN

Chemical shortages and price spikes are complicating weed control for farmers this fall and next spring. Fortunately, university weed scientists have been working to help...

Ohio: No-Till Wheat – Burndown with Glyphosate Scarcity

It’s been a strange couple of years.  Shortages and supply chain problems (ask any cyclist who likes to break things often).  And just when...

Nebraska Enlist Corn: Control of Roundup/Liberty Resistant Volunteers

Corn-on-corn production systems are common in highly productive irrigated fields in south-central Nebraska, which can create issues with volunteer corn management in corn fields. Many...

Nebraska Enlist Soybeans: Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth is a problematic annual broadleaf weed in soybean production fields in Nebraska and many other states in the United States. A glyphosate-resistant...