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New Herbicide Technologies Will Fail if We Don’t Remember Past Sins

I think I can safely say after more than 27 years of professional experience, obtained in three different regions of our GREAT country, that most Extension personnel have dedicated their lives to helping solve the problems of American agriculture. more »

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Spray pH Becoming Issue in Dicamba Applications

It’s been a fairly common practice for cotton and soybean farmers to add Roundup to the tank mix to broaden the spectrum of weed control when they were spraying glyphosate – and dicamba-tolerant crops. more »

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Early Bird Gets the Weed

It’s been said, the early bird gets the worm. In weed management, the early bird catches the weed while it’s still small, according to a New Mexico State University Extension weed specialist. more »

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FMC to Introduce Two New Herbicide Modes of Action In Next Decade

In a world where resistant weeds run rampant, one chemical company is bringing relief to corn, soybean and rice farmers. FMC will introduce a novel rice herbicide and a corn and soybean herbicide in the next five to ten years. more »

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Agriculture Without Glyphosate: The Costs?

Across North America, the benefit from glyphosate-tolerant soybeans has been calculated at more than $3 billion annually through lower food prices. more »

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EPA Ruling Clears Path for Dicamba’s Use on Arkansas Farms

Source credit: www.arkansasonline.com  Farmers will be allowed to use dicamba on soybeans and cotton for the next two years, even as other farmers and weed scientists say the herbicide still has a tendency to move off target and damage other … more »

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EPA Extends Dicamba Registration for Two Years

The EPA has announced it will extend the registration of dicamba for two years for over-the-top use in dicamba-resistant crops. Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas weed scientist, was unfazed by the news. “There’s nothing there that surprised me.  more »

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New Research Shows Solutions to Ugly Dicamba Saga Closer

Over the last several years, Xtend crops and new dicamba formulations have been fraught with controversy. Might the strife generated by off-target movement and regulatory edicts be dialed back? more »

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Seed Destructor Technology Next Step in War on Weeds

For decades, the fight against weeds in Arkansas agriculture – barnyardgrass and Palmer amaranth, in particular – has been an ongoing war of attrition as weed populations gradually acquire resistance to one herbicidal chemistry after another. more »

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This Towering Plant Is Invading the US, and It’s Causing Serious Sunburns

The giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a towering weed that can cause vision loss and intense burns. But no, this poisonous plant doesn’t come from Professor Sprout’s botany syllabus at Hogwarts; instead, it’s very real and was recently identified more »

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