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Dicamba-Tolerant Seed and Herbicide Future Rests on Court Decision – DTN

EPA's decision to continue the registration of three dicamba herbicides has reverberated far beyond D.C. -- through Midwest soybean fields, Southern cotton fields and...

Sorting Through “Modes Of Action” When Dealing With Resistance Issues

With the stagnant development of new herbicides and weeds seemingly evolving herbicide resistance faster than ever before, it's important to maximize the usefulness of...

California Tree Crop Farmers Facing Ryegrass With Wide Resistance Spectrum

Herbicides have been instrumental in managing Italian ryegrass, a weed that frequently competes with perennial crops in California. Herbicide-resistant populations have become increasingly commonplace,...

Dicamba: Midwest States Recommend Added Steps To Prevent Movement

New restrictions a federal agency has put on using a controversial weed killer aren’t enough to prevent it from spreading onto nearby plants, according...

Dicamba: 7 Key Changes In New Label

On October 31, 2018, the EPA made the long-awaited announcement regarding dicamba registration for use on dicamba-resistant soybean. I suspect opinions regarding the EPA actions...

Dicamba: Kansas Researches Evaluate Effect on Non-Resistant Soybeans

Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans: The hope is to help producers lessen...

Cotton: 2019 Weed Management Starts Now – Preemergence Herbicides

As harvest 2018 wraps up, I understand it’s hard to think about 2019. But, seed orders are being place, so I ask you to...

Minnesota: Palmer Pigweed – A Proactive Management Approach Is Key

Early detection and eradication of Palmer amaranth will pay you dividends in reduced management costs. Differentiating Palmer amaranth from the other common amaranth species...

Dicamba: States Scramble to Get a Grip – DTN

Just how complex will dicamba use be in 2019? So complex that the three new dicamba labels released by EPA last week are each around...

Texas Cotton: Figuring Out Herbicidal Stalk Destruction With New Seed Technologies

Cotton stalk destruction is a topic of research that has been evaluated for a good 20 to 25 years. Herbicides have been applied to...

Ohio, Illinois: Fleshing Out The New Dicamba Label

Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate (group 9), PPO inhibitors (group 14), and ALS inhibitors (group 2). This...

Combine Cleaning: Quick Guide To Removing Resistant Weed Seeds (Among Other Things)

The front-to-back and top-to-bottom combine clean-outs are significant undertakings and may be necessary for some farmers to complete between fields when producing identity-preserved grains...

Midwest: Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management – New Online Course

Plan ahead. Dealing with herbicide resistance can be expensive. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once...

Texas: Herbicide Options for Killing Cotton Around Gin Yards

Boll weevils have been found in multiple locations north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2018, including the Coastal Bend and Wintergarden regions....

Dicamba: States’ Ability to Add More Restrictions is Fading – DTN

 EPA's announcement of new dicamba regulations comes at a time when states' ability to restrict this kind of federal pesticide label may be under...

Dicamba Movement – pH Potentially Plays A Role

Weed scientists are taking a closer look at the relationship between low pH and the tendency of dicamba herbicide to volatilize. “We have some initial...

Tennessee: EPA Extends Dicamba Registration – Podcast

On October 31, EPA extended the registration for over-the-top use of dicamba through 2020. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel discusses changes to the...

Cornbelt: Milkweeds, Monarchs, and Crop Production

While the monarch butterfly is a globally distributed species, the eastern United States population is renowned for its annual migration from the breeding range...

Pennsylvania: Quackgrass, Canadian Thistle Control In Late-Year Situation

When weather becomes cold, many often wonder if it is too late to control weeds, especially perennials. In the fall, foliar applied herbicides can...

Dicamba Label Revision: Sorting Out The Implications On 4 Key Points

I feel obligated to write something about EPA’s dicamba announcement, but will confess at this time I still have several questions that I’m seeking answers...