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Tennessee: New Buffer Zone Rules for Endangered Species Counties – Video

Dr. Larry Steckel discusses EPA’s new buffer zone requirements, specifically for counties with threatened or endangered species. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbwyPJJTrfI]

United Kingdom Reports Its First Indication Of Glyphosate Resistance

For the first time, glyphosate weed resistance has turned up in the United Kingdom. To make matters worse, this is the first time that...

Texas: Auxin Herbicides Required Training – What You’ll Learn In 2 Hours

In late October 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they will extend the registration of dicamba for two years (until December...

Protecting Herbicides – Tactics, Tactics, Tactics

After we’ve successfully implemented a herbicide program with multiple, effective herbicide sites of action at effective rates, we need to consider other tactics that...

Indiana: Cover Crops And Resistant Weeds – Cereal Rye Seed Needs To Be Tested

Cover crops have increased in interest and acres planted substantially in the past decade.  Indiana has now had three consecutive years of over one...

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of...

California Weeds: Field Scouting Guide – Palmer Amaranth

BASICS Scientific name: Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson Common name: Palmer amaranth is the most widely used name, but the weed also has informal common names, including...

Taking A Hard Look At Harvest Weed Seed Control

While herbicide resistance is not a new issue, the rapid increase in multiple resistant biotypes in waterhemp, giant ragweed, and horseweed (marestail) is limiting...

Texas Corn: New Weed Control Chemistries Tested

While producers may find newer corn herbicides on the market, it is important to look herbicide performance under regional environmental conditions before making any...

Herbicide Program Development – Rate Calculations

It is important to use multiple, effective herbicide groups, as discussed in the previous two parts of this series. After we’ve passed those tests,...

Illinois: Dicamba Buffers, Training, and Licensing – What to Know for 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed the labels of three dicamba-containing products used in dicamba-resistant soybean varieties on October 31, 2018.  These...

Dicamba Volatility and pH – Podcast

There’s new language in the 2019 dicamba label covering the impact of low pH on dicamba volatility. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel explains...

Tennessee: Weed Control Manual Now Online; Dicamba Best Management Practices

The 2019 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee Field Crops, Forage Crops, Pastures, Farm Ponds and Harvest Aids is now posted online. The major change...

Dicamba Rules: Patchwork of State Cut-Off Dates Confusing – DTN

Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year. EPA released federal labels...

Georgia: Dicamba Label Lives On, But…

As many cotton and soybean farmers in South Georgia were well aware in 2018, our pesticide labels for the new formulations of dicamba to...

Weed Management: Using Effective Herbicide Groups

After you've started working on a program that contains multiple herbicide groups (sites of action), you need to make sure you're using multiple herbicide...

California Herbicide Resistance – 6 Questions On How It Compares To South, Midwest

As a weed scientist, Dr. Lynn M. Sosnoskie has a fairly unique perspective in terms of herbicide resistance. She spent much of her early...

“Smart” Sprayer Shows Promise In 2018 Tests – Less Herbicide, Less Movement

A smart, in-crop sprayer tested in the U.S. this season could significantly reduce herbicide costs for farmers and potentially minimize off-target movement of dicamba...

Eliminating Resistant Weed Seed At Harvest – Aussies Make Huge Push – AgFax

While still mostly in the research phase in the U.S., the approach known as harvest weed seed collection (HWSC) has become a standard practice...

Waterhemp’s Metabolic Resistance to Topramezone – What’s the Cause?

Corn naturally tolerates certain herbicides, detoxifying the chemicals before they can cause harm. It's what allows farmers to spray fields with the class of...