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Louisiana: Don’t Ignore Weeds Between Now And December

It’s not hard to notice how green corn fields are following harvest, and we all know what that color means: weeds. Managing weeds post-harvest...

Iowa: Can You Cut Weed Seed Production with Late-season Herbicides Sprays?

Problems caused by unfavorable conditions this season have resulted in greater than normal weed escapes. These weeds may reduce crop yields and definitely will...

Kentucky Wheat: Ryegrass Control Begins at Planting

Italian ryegrass (AKA: annual ryegrass) continues to be a major weed in Kentucky wheat acres, and has arguably become tougher to control over the...

Monster Tumbleweed: Invasive New Species Here to Stay

A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay -- it's likely to expand its territory. The...

Integrated Weed Management – Understand the Soil Seed Bank – Video

Understanding of the weed seed bank is crucial for successfully using integrated weed management. Weed seeds are deposited into the seed bank at the...

“Planting Green” to Manage Weeds – Video

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Trey Hill of Harborview Farms, is using planting green (i.e. planting cash crops into green, living cover crops)...

Weed Management with Cover Crops – Video

Taylor Clarke, Farmer and Extension Agent from Brunswick County, VA, discusses how he transformed his tobacco-based family farm into a soybean-based system by introducing...

Kansas Wheat: Maximize Next Year’s Yields, Control Volunteer Wheat Now

Hidden in the stubble of 2019's wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting volunteer wheat seedlings to inhabit and continue the...

Tennessee: Pigweed Escapes in Xtend Crops Continue to Mount

I was thinking it might be 2021 or at least 2020 before we would start getting reports of Xtend soybean fields that were wrapped...

Alabama: Post-Harvest Weed Control – Don’t Quit Yet

As farmers enter harvest season, let’s remember that the work isn’t done just because the crop is out of the field. Planning efforts for...

Glyphosate Lowers pH of Dicamba Spray Mixtures, Says Study

A University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture study published in the Journal of Weed Technology found that mixing glyphosate with formulations of dicamba consistently...

Iowa: Weed Management – What Is a Realistic Goal?

The current approach to weed management in Iowa is at risk due to rapid expansion of herbicide-resistant weeds. In order to preserve the efficacy...

Illinois: Dicamba Injury – Complaints Skyrocket – Answers?

Approximately two weeks ago, only a few (11 reported as of July 16) dicamba-related complaints had been filed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture...

Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Time to Scout

Now is a great time to scout for Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in Iowa crop fields. As of late 2018, this species had been...

Tennessee: Xtend Weed Management in 2019 – We Have a Problem

A year ago this month I posted a blog that was titled “Dicamba in Tennessee: Year 3”.  At that time the Tennessee Department of...

Georgia Corn: Don’t Stop Managing Weeds After Harvest

Georgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be...

Missouri: Kill Weed Seeds Before They Become Weeds – Study

Kill seeds before they become hard-to-kill weeds. That plan will be studied by Kevin Bradley with help from Missouri farmers. The University of Missouri Extension...

Ohio: Palmer Amaranth, Waterhemp – 5 Late Season Scouting Tips

If you don’t already have to deal with waterhemp or Palmer amaranth, you don’t want it.  Ask anyone who does.  Neither one of these...

Pennsylvania: Herbicides – Post Applications, Harvest Interval Considerations

As the growing season progresses, crops are growing rapidly. As a reminder, many herbicides have application restrictions related to the crop stage of growth,...

Tennessee: Junglerice Control – How Effective Is Mixing Dicamba with Glyphosate, Clethodim?

The call of the spring and now well into the summer is on failed attempts to control junglerice and goosegrass in Xtend crops. The...