Now’s the Time to Fine Tune Your Sprayer

Pesticides need to be applied accurately and uniformly. Too little pesticide results in poor pest control and reduced yields, while too much injures the...

Pennsylvania Wheat: Weed Control and UAN Carrier Issues

Populations of winter annual weeds will become more prevalent in late March/early April and can compete with wheat and barley and slow the rate...

North Carolina: EPA Denies 24(c) Labels for Engenia, Xtendimax, Tavium

On March 15, 2021, EPA officially denied North Carolina 24(c) Special Local Need labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium that would have moved the...

Georgia Corn: POST Herbicide Acuron GT Receives Registration

Syngenta recently received registration for a new postemergence field corn herbicide sold under the trade name of Acuron GT.  Acuron GT is very similar...

Tennessee: Management of Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

Tennessee fields annually turn a purple color around April 1.  The weed henbit (Lamium amplexicaule L.) is the main cause for this color.  It has...

Dicamba Regulations: Required Tank Additives – DTN

Add tank additives to the list of requirements necessary when spraying dicamba in Xtend-tolerant crops this year. EPA labels now require the use of...

Sorghum: 3 New Herbicide-Tolerant Varieties Arrive – DTN

After a long wait, sorghum growers will have three herbicide-tolerant hybrid options coming onto the market for the 2021 season. All three are non-GM (genetically...

Tennessee Corn: Thoughts on Herbicide Premixes

There are three newer corn herbicide premixes available:  Acuron GT, Armezon PRO and Resicore. Below are some thoughts on these newer premixes as well...

Pest Management: Do You Have the Right Nozzles for Your Sprayer?

This is the time of the year you must complete shopping for nozzles because the spraying season is just around the corner. Each part...

Dicamba: Politics Tainted Decision Making, Says EPA – DTN

EPA's past 2018 dicamba registration decision was tainted by political interference and ignored important science on the herbicide's risks, according to an internal EPA...

Tennessee Sorghum: 6 Weed Management Pointers

It sounds like there is a little more interest in planting grain sorghum this spring compared to more recent years. As such producers who...

Tennessee Corn: Late Burndown Options

Ready or not burndown season is here!  There has been very little burndown applied to date.  Weather permitting some would like to start corn...

Indiana Wheat: Spring Herbicide Applications

The warmer temperatures experienced in Indiana over the past week and the forecast for warmer temperatures moving forward will allow winter wheat fields in...

Indiana: Spring Burndown Considerations – Air Temps And Herbicide Efficacy

Every year growers may experience challenges when controlling winter annuals weeds or terminating cover crops with glyphosate-based burndown herbicide programs, specifically when glyphosate is...

Biden Reviewing EPA Atrazine Actions – DTN

A federal lawsuit challenging EPA's approval of atrazine and two related herbicides, propazine and simazine, has been stayed as part of the Biden administration's...

Dicamba: States Can’t Extend Spray Dates – DTN

EPA has moved to block state attempts to extend the dicamba cutoffs listed on the federal labels of XtendiMax, Engenia and Tavium in 2021. The...

Georgia: Dicamba Applicator Certified License Update

During 2019, UGA Extension and the Department of Agriculture provided a one-time opportunity to obtain a two-year license allowing those individuals without a traditional certified applicators...

Dicamba: Arkansas Eyes Rule Change – DTN

The Arkansas State Plant Board voted Wednesday, March 4, in favor of a new rule to adopt the EPA's federal dicamba cutoff dates for...

The High Cost Weeds – Importance of Early Management – DTN

By the time your sprayer rolls into a 12-inch corn field and zaps a row full of 4-inch waterhemp, you've already lost yield to...

Pennsylvania: Benefits of Early Burndown Herbicide Applications

As air temperature and daylength increases, early spring weeds respond aggressively and grow quickly. Sometimes they grow so fast, that by the time crops...