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When It Comes to Tillage, Timing Matters!

With herbicide resistance on the rise, more farmers are making tillage the foundation of their integrated weed management program. But new research shows that when tillage occurs can make a big difference more »

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Is Palmer Amaranth Developing Traits That Make it Difficult to Control?

Palmer amaranth is widely considered to be one of the most damaging and difficult to control agricultural weeds in North America. A lot of time and attention has been devoted to herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth more »

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Research Shows the Impact of Invasive Plants Can Linger Long After Eradication

It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. But a new study featured more »

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Research Shows Some Applicator Hoses Can Retain Crop-Damaging Auxin Residues

Cropping systems based on the auxin-containing herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D offer new control options in the battle against glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. According to research published more »

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Secondary Weed Infestations Possible After Successful Control of Tamarisk

Land managers are gaining an upper hand against exotic tamarisk in the western U.S. thanks to beetles introduced to control the invasive plant. Unfortunately, though, a secondary challenge remains. more »

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Study Examines the Impact of Residual Herbicides on Fall-Seeded Cover Crops

LAWRENCE, Kansas – March 21, 2017 – Cover crops are attracting widespread attention for the benefits they provide in crop rotations, especially for soil health. However, many growers of corn and soybean crops know it can be challenging to establish … more »

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Research Shows Downy Brome Has Developed Fire-Survival Traits

LAWRENCE, Kansas – Research featured in the latest edition of the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows that the weed downy brome has developed fire-survival traits that are changing local growing conditions and making it impossible for native competitors … more »

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Greenhouse Experiments Show Spray Drift Can Severely Injure Wine Grapes

A greenhouse experiment featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that herbicide spray drift from the 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage more »

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Study Shows Fall Weed Controls Can Make a Significant Impact on Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

An article published in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science shows that adopting harvest-time and post-harvest weed controls can reduce the prevalence of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, one of the most problematic weeds in soybean, cotton and corn crops. more »

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DNA Study Points to the Potential Impact of Toadflax Hybrids on Biocontrols

Researchers with Colorado State University and the U.S. Forest Service have uncovered new information that may explain why insect biocontrols used to manage toadflax infestations can sometimes exhibit mixed results. more »

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