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Tennessee Corn: Maturity Cutoffs for Herbicides

The corn I have seen in West Tennessee looks, with few exceptions, to be off to a good start. The maturity of our corn...

Midwest Weeds: Wet, Cold Weather Made for Woolly Fields – DTN

Leave that 4-inch soda can in the truck -- some of the weeds and cover crop cover in the Midwest right now will require...

Tennessee Corn: Management of Johnsongrass Escapes

Questions continue to arise on management of glyphosate-resistant (GR) Johnsongrass in corn, soybean and cotton. GR Johnsongrass continues to become more of an issue...

Arkansas Soybeans: Controlling Pigweed with Metribuzin-Tolerant Varieties

When it comes to weed control in Arkansas, farmers need every tool available in order to maintain profit. Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed,...

Arkansas Rice: Weed Control in Water-Seeded Fields

Heavy and relentless rainfall this spring has led to interest in water-seeding rice. This method can be an effective seeding strategy; however, weed control...

Illinois: Dicamba – June 30 Cut-Off Date Supported Despite Weather Delays – DTN

The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) has issued a statement on dicamba stewardship supporting June 30 as a cutoff date for application in...

Texas Peanuts: Herbicide Options for Early Weed Control

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for peanut production include effective season-long weed management.  Below are four weed management principles in peanut production. Start clean Use residual herbicides Timely...

Ohio: Where Has All the Waterhemp Come From?

Weed populations are constantly shifting, in response to the pressure from our cultural and herbicide use practices, and how good our management of weeds...

Illinois: Dicamba – Considerations for Application Restrictions

On March 1, 2019 the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced it will require Special Local Needs labels (referred to as 24(c) labels) during...

Tennessee Corn: Ryegrass and Poa Management Options

Clearly this year, many are having trouble managing ryegrass and poa.  Questions began months ago and continue today and have ranged from tactics to burn...

Herbicide Resistance: Using Effective Site of Action – Video

Using different and multiple herbicide site of action is important, understanding how to use “effective herbicide site of action” is critical for addressing herbicide...

Tennessee: Dicamba – May 15 Deadline and Other FAQs – Podcast

In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel answers questions about the newly approved over-the-top dicamba product, Tavium, the looming May 15 cutoff for older dicamba...

Michigan: Herbicide Resistant Weeds – How Far Have They Spread?

In 2018, 39 samples were submitted for herbicide resistance screening to Michigan State University Diagnostic Services. This is a 26% drop from the previous...

Ohio Soybeans: Burndown Programs Following Wet Weather Delays

While it’s not terribly late yet, the wet soils and wet forecast could keep most of us out of the fields for a while. ...

Alabama Corn: Options for Controlling Morningglory

The most troublesome weed for most corn growers in North Alabama is the annual morningglory. The backbone of our morning-glory weed control program is...

Electrocuting Weeds – European Zapper Slated For U.S. Testing

A new weed-killing tool is coming to America and its mode of action is, well, quite shocking. The latest buzz in weed control is called...

Fighting Back Against Pigweed – 6 Best Management Practices

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, both members of the pigweed family, have become significant threats to crop yields and farm incomes across the Americas. In...

Soybean Weed Control: New Premix of Dicamba and S-Metolachlor

This month EPA approved a new dicamba-based herbicide that can be used in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean (dicamba/glyphosate-resistant soybean), which came to the...

Dicamba: Effects of pH, Tankmixing And Additives – Deep Diving Into A Deep Subject

How do tankmixes and pH affect dicamba volatility? That’s a deep and wide subject that University of Tennessee weed scientists addressed in late April...

Dicamba: Does Adding Glyphosate to Low-Volatile Formulations Increase Volatility?

All week we have discussed UTIA’s latest research on low-volatile dicamba formulations.  We will end this series of blog posts with one of the...