Palmer Pigweed Officially Named “Most Troublesome Weed” In U.S.

“This weed can have a devastating impact on crop yields. Its stems are tough enough to damage rugged farm equipment, and it is extremely prolific. A single...plant can produce as many as a million seeds.”

Iowa: Cold Temperatures and Burndown Herbicides

The weather forecast appears to be favorable for field activities so people will be anxious to get into the field. A concern for many will be...

Texas Cotton: Preplant Burndown Weed Control Options

Effective and season-long weed control in cotton starts with preplant weed management, starting clean to stay clean. The following herbicides are some viable options...

Michigan Soybeans: Early Horseweed Management is Important

Glyphosate- or multiple-resistant horseweed (marestail) is fairly common in many of Michigan's no-till soybean fields (see map of Michigan below).In fact, of the 18...

Michigan Wheat: Herbicide Option Considerations

Over the next month, many of Michigan's winter wheat acres will be treated with herbicides for weed control. While there are several herbicide options...

Soybeans: Ready or Not, Weeds Are Coming

In today's world of growing herbicide resistance, farmers can use every weed-control tool they can get. Pre-emergence herbicide application is one such tool, and...

Alabama: How To Run Your Own Resistance Evaluation

Herbicide resistant weeds are a growing problem for row crop farmers. Dr. Joyce Tredaway Ducar, an Alabama Extension weed scientist, said scouting fields is...

Illinois: Waterhemp – Herbicide Resistance Gets More Complex

Twenty-five years ago, waterhemp was virtually unknown to Illinois farmers. Today, the broadleaf weed blankets corn and soybean fields across the state and the...

Mississippi Rice, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Barnyardgrass Management

Barnyardgrass resistant to Newpath was confirmed in Sunflower County, Mississippi, in 2010. Two additional Newpath-resistant populations were identified in Bolivar and Washington counties in...

Nebraska: Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed Management – Using Pre-Plant Tillage

Tillage refers to the mechanical manipulation of soil for a number of reasons, including to prepare the seedbed for crop planting, residue management, or...

Georgia Peanuts: 3 Considerations for Pre-Plant Burndown

In the last few days, we have gotten a few questions about pre-plant burndown options for peanuts. Here a few thoughts to consider:1. Primary burndown...

Tennessee: Soybean Burndown Options

It is raining as I write and as soon as it dries corn planting will take priority along with some starting to think about...

Tennessee Corn: POST Ryegrass Control Options

We will clearly have some ryegrass not controlled by the time corn emerges in a few fields. So what are the options if ryegrass...

Missouri: Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds – 5 Management Considerations

1. Even when commodity prices are low, we cannot afford to skimp on weed management. There are few things more discouraging than listening to...

Mississippi Soybeans: PPO-Resistant Pigweed – What Do You Do?

The protoporhyrinogen oxidase (PPO) herbicides (herbicide Group 14) have been one of the primary herbicide chemistries for control of Palmer amaranth in Mississippi soybean...

Minnesota Soybeans: Manage Waterhemp with Layered Residual Herbicides

With waterhemp becoming more widespread and herbicide resistant populations expanding, including multiple-resistant populations, waterhemp is increasingly difficult to manage. In addition, it has a...

Indiana: Marestail Expected to Be a Special Challenge This Year

A mild winter was just right to create conditions for a higher incidence of the marestail weed on farm fields this year, a Purdue...

Nebraska: Marestail and Kochia – Early Control Is Vital

Glyphosate-resistant weeds pose a major threat to no-till production in Nebraska. Glyphosate-resistant marestail is widespread throughout the state and glyphosate-resistant kochia has become a...

Nebraska: New Soybean Herbicides for 2016

Several new herbicides were recently registered for weed control in soybean. These herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of...

Henbit – Plenty Of Reasons To Be Aggressive

NewAgTalk.Com is my favoriteag site on the internet. It’s a forum, the kind of social gathering place that took shape in the early days...