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Texas Corn: New Weed Control Chemistries Tested

While producers may find newer corn herbicides on the market, it is important to look herbicide performance under regional environmental conditions before making any...

Herbicide Program Development – Rate Calculations

It is important to use multiple, effective herbicide groups, as discussed in the previous two parts of this series. After we’ve passed those tests,...

Illinois: Dicamba Buffers, Training, and Licensing – What to Know for 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed the labels of three dicamba-containing products used in dicamba-resistant soybean varieties on October 31, 2018.  These...

Dicamba Volatility and pH – Podcast

There’s new language in the 2019 dicamba label covering the impact of low pH on dicamba volatility. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel explains...

Tennessee: Weed Control Manual Now Online; Dicamba Best Management Practices

The 2019 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee Field Crops, Forage Crops, Pastures, Farm Ponds and Harvest Aids is now posted online. The major change...

Dicamba Rules: Patchwork of State Cut-Off Dates Confusing – DTN

Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year. EPA released federal labels...

Georgia: Dicamba Label Lives On, But…

As many cotton and soybean farmers in South Georgia were well aware in 2018, our pesticide labels for the new formulations of dicamba to...

Weed Management: Using Effective Herbicide Groups

After you've started working on a program that contains multiple herbicide groups (sites of action), you need to make sure you're using multiple herbicide...

California Herbicide Resistance – 6 Questions On How It Compares To South, Midwest

As a weed scientist, Dr. Lynn M. Sosnoskie has a fairly unique perspective in terms of herbicide resistance. She spent much of her early...

“Smart” Sprayer Shows Promise In 2018 Tests – Less Herbicide, Less Movement

A smart, in-crop sprayer tested in the U.S. this season could significantly reduce herbicide costs for farmers and potentially minimize off-target movement of dicamba...

Eliminating Resistant Weed Seed At Harvest – Aussies Make Huge Push – AgFax

While still mostly in the research phase in the U.S., the approach known as harvest weed seed collection (HWSC) has become a standard practice...

Waterhemp’s Metabolic Resistance to Topramezone – What’s the Cause?

Corn naturally tolerates certain herbicides, detoxifying the chemicals before they can cause harm. It's what allows farmers to spray fields with the class of...

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...