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Iowa: Changes in Common Weed Names

Although ‘pure’ botanists often scoff at the use of common names for plants, common names are a useful tool when working with domesticated plants...

Georgia: Dual Magnum vs. Outlook for Tropical Spiderwort Control

At the recent Decatur County Weed Meeting (January 7), I was asked by an attendee about the differences in the control of tropical spiderwort...

Arkansas: Winter Weed Questions Already?

The New Year is here and with it comes new hope that this growing season will be much better than 2019.  This year we...

Auxin Herbicide Injury — Will “Recovery” Sprays Help?

Spraying with 2,4-D can be harmful to dicamba-tolerant cotton and spraying with dicamba can cause injury to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton, resulting in yield and economic...

Herbicide Resistance: Don’t Let the Last Weed Standing Reproduce

When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according...

Glyphosate and Cancer – Myths vs. Facts

Whether on social media or in farming circles, many questions linger about glyphosate, better known as Roundup, and a link to cancer. “It’s hard...

Oklahoma: Winter Wheat – Weed Management for Slow Developing Crops

November has been cooler than normal and that has limited wheat growth across the state. Most of fields where wheat was planted earlier have...

Texas: Drones in Weed Management – Better Tech Needed

Remote sensing provides an alternative to ground-based manual scouting for weeds in agriculture fields. And, while many advances have been made, many are still...

Georgia Cotton: Direx 4L FIFRA 24(c) Special Local Need Label Approved

At the recent Weed Science Update in Tifton, we discussed that federal diuron labels only allow applications between 15 and 45 days prior to...

Dicamba Fatigue – Pesticide Investigations Backlog – DTN

Three consecutive years of off-target dicamba injury is taking its toll on the agricultural industry. Leo Reed even has a name for it: dicamba fatigue. "States...

Mississippi: Talking Pest Management with Corteva – Podcast

Podcasting from the 2019 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course, Angus Catchot and Darrin Dodds talk with Chris McClain from Corteva. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/CSR_Corteva.mp3

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Soil Management Considerations for Pre-Emergence Herbicides

Many farmers across Texas will be thinking about planting corn in just a couple of months, and sorghum shortly after that. Managing soil for...

North Carolina: Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Trainings for 2020

The schedule for the 2020 Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training has been finalized. This training, presented by NC State University Weed Specialists and organized...

Mississippi: New Paraquat Handling and Use Regulations

Paraquat dichloride is often simply referred to as “paraquat” and is one of the most common herbicide active ingredients in the United States (US-EPA...

Syngenta’s New Gramoxone 3SL (Paraquat) Formulation

Syngenta recently received a label for their new formulation of paraquat sold under the trade name of Gramoxone 3SL (3 lb ai/gal).  As you...

Herbicide Rule Changes – Hoops You’ll Have To Jump Through – DTN

The federal label requires special training if you intend to use Engenia, XtendiMax, FeXapan, or Tavium dicamba formulations in 2020. And, for the first...

Italian Ryegrass: Study Explores Different Control Methods – Video

Italian ryegrass is a problematic weed in cereals, grass seed crops, and grain crops planted no-till. It can result in significant yield losses if...

Marestail: Integrated Weed Management Starts Now – Video

Marestail, also known as horseweed, management is challenging because the weed can emerge in both fall and spring. In addition, herbicide resistant populations are...

Soybeans: Cereal Rye Cover Crop Helps Control Weeds – DTN

When John Werries and his son Dean started using cover crops, their primary goal was to prevent soil erosion on their Illinois farm. Seven...

Waterhemp: ‘Friendly’ Native Evolves into Cornbelt’s Worst Weed Problem

Waterhemp’s rise to the Cornbelt’s worst weed is one of the Cornbelt’s more fascinating weed-related events over the past 40 years.  Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) is...