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Battling Weed Resistance – Time For A Community Approach?

If you want to gain control of resistant weeds on your farm, don’t go it alone. Two recent computer simulation studies indicate that local...

Georgia: Paraquat Certified Applicator Training Required for New Products

Below is a new requirement for anyone that applies paraquat (Firestorm, Gramoxone, Helmquat, Parazone, etc.) from this point forward.  Sarah Grayce Culpepper (my daughter) and...

Metabolism-Based Herbicide Resistance – Why You Should Be Concerned

Several reports of new resistant traits in the weedy Amaranths were announced recently. First, Illinois reported two populations of waterhemp resistant to metolachlor and other Group...

Nebraska Team Rethinks The Roller-Crimper

Roller-crimpers can be used to kill a rye or triticale cover crop and provide mulch for soybeans. Crimping must be accomplished at late flowering...

Pesticides: Do Cold Temps Affect Efficacy in Storage?

On the farm, there are many demands on your time. Sometimes things that you want to do just don't make the cut. For example,...

Price Drops On Australia’s Newest Seed Destructor Design

Australia’s weed-seed destruction systems still remain a point of research in the U.S., with a handful of combines equipped with the grinding mills or...

LL-GT27 Soybean – What’s Legal to Apply? The (Maybe Almost) Final Story

Having to issue a retraction to previous C.O.R.N. article where we thought we had it right is always fun. About a month ago we...

Palmer Pigweed Resistance to 2,4-D and Dicamba Confirmed In Kansas

Palmer amaranth is one of the most economically-damaging and difficult-to-control broadleaf weeds across the United States. Previously, Palmer amaranth in Kansas has developed resistance...

Illinois Soybeans: Dicamba – 5 State-Specific Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today it will require Special Local Needs labels, including new restrictions, for the use of the herbicide...

Tennessee Wheat: Late Winter Weed Control

There have been quite a few phone calls recently with questions on wheat weed control.  A big difference from previous years’ late winter calls...

Tennessee: Pigweed Resistant to Yet Another Herbicide – Podcast

Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension Weed Scientist, discusses the recent discovery of Palmer amaranth with resistance to metolachlor (Dual) in Northeast Arkansas.

6 Steps to Reduce Herbicide Runoff, Leaching

As you begin to prepare your fields for this growing season, make the necessary steps to ensure herbicides stay out of surface and groundwater....

Tank Mixing – 8 Steps Towards Getting It Right

When herbicide-resistant crops entered the market, two radical changes in farming practices occurred: First, weed control got easier, faster and less costly. Second, the...

Weed Control: A New Generation of Scientists, Technology, Ideas – DTN

"We have to do better." That was the challenge issued from Scott Senseman, a weed scientist and the 2018 president of the Weed Science Society...

Waterhemp Scores Again – Resistance Found to Yet Another Herbicide Group – DTN

Waterhemp has just thumbed its nose at another group of herbicides.  Waterhemp resistant to Group 15 herbicides (very long chain fatty acid inhibitors) has officially...

Cover Crop Seed: The Ins and Outs of Growing and Selling It

With the rising popularity of cover crops we frequently receive questions from producers about how to grow and sell cover crop seed. Here’s some...

Georgia Cotton: Beware of Increased Herbicide Resistance

Georgia cotton producers face two great weed control challenges this season — how to minimize the development of herbicide resistance and mitigating off-target herbicide...

Pennsylvania: Corn, Soybean Weed Control – What’s New for 2019

As in the recent past, there are absolutely no new herbicide modes of action. All the newer herbicide products are simply new premixes or...

Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: What’s Known And Unknown

Researchers from Kansas State and Montana State universities have compiled a review article for the journal Weed Science that focuses on what we know and don’t know about...

Ohio: The LL-GT27 Soybean – What’s Legal to Spray and When?

We are starting to see the availability of soybean varieties with more than two herbicide resistance traits, which can expand the herbicide options, improve...