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Stewardship of Dicamba and 2,4-D Reviewed

Steckel provided a comprehensive overview of varieties and acres planted to soybeans and cotton across the state, and how farmer stewardship of dicamba and 2,4-D fared compared, in part, to complaints filed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. more »

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Monsanto Guided EPA’s Herbicide Label Changes

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepared to make label changes for the herbicide dicamba after it caused widespread crop damage, the agency depended on the herbicide’s maker for guidance, documents produced in a federal lawsuit show. more »

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Your Post Harvest Weed Control Checklist

When harvest concludes, the work isn’t done, especially when it comes to your weed-control program. The United Soybean Board consulted with Richard Zollinger, Extension weed scientist with North Dakota State University more »

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Genetics Help Make a Weed a Weed

New University of British Columbia research finds that the success of weedy and invasive plants like the Jerusalem artichoke lies in their genes. more »

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What are Weeds Costing You?

A driver weed is one that influences yield or long-term weed management plans. In corn, Craigmyle looked at three — giant ragweed, cocklebur and waterhemp. Of those, he notes that giant ragweed is making a comeback in Midwest farm fields. more »

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Suspected Mid-South Dicamba Drift Cases Picking Up

Credit: www.deltafarmpress.com  It is late June and, once again, dicamba drift is showing up in many Mid-South fields. “We saw a little bit of dicamba damage back in May,” says Jason Bond, Mississippi State University weed specialist. “For us, the situation … more »

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Does Agriculture Need Reset Key on Herbicides?

Everyone is looking to someone else to solve the problem. If agriculture cannot fix the problem, someone will fix it for us. more »

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Don’t Touch It: Invasive Plant With Sap That Can Cause Blindness Found in Virginia

For weeks, Robert Emma wondered about the plants growing beside his new house. The flora, as many as 40 discrete plants, was “intimidating,” the amateur gardener said, with thorns and jagged leaves five feet wide. more »

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Weeds are Winning the War Against Herbicide Resistance

Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?

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Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. more »

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