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Using the Broader Approach Against Rising Weed Resistance

The battle against herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth continues unabated in North Carolina. Charlie Cahoon says growers must integrate a broader system to better control troublesome weeds. more »

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A Layby Application Made a 1,400-Pigweed Difference per Acre

That layby application you made, or didn’t make, matters when it comes to continued pigweed control in cotton, and it can help preserve a valuable tool. more »

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Invasive Weed Fuels Wildfires, UC Scientist Says

When wildfires burn in California, people often call them forest fires or brushfires, but the odds are high that an invasive weed is an unrecognized fuels component, says a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientist. more »

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Honestly Evaluate Your Weed Program With 10 Questions

Most of the weed control successes or failures that occur on your farm will depend upon the management decisions that YOU make or don’t. more »

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Dandelion Seeds Fly Using ‘Impossible’ Method Never Before Seen in Nature

When some animals, aeroplanes or seeds fly, rings of circulating air called vortices form in contact with their wings or wing-like surfaces. These vortices can help to maintain the forces that lift the animal, machine or seed into the air. more »

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WSSA to Participate in Annual Meeting of Two Aquatic Plant Management Societies

June 4, 2019 – Today the Weed Science Society of America announced it will participate in the joint annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) and Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS), scheduled for July 14-17 in San Diego, California. more »

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Fighting Back Against Pigweeds

Fighting Back Against Pigweed WSSA highlights successful awareness initiative & best practices   WESTMINSTER, Colorado – April 29, 2019 – Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, both members of the pigweed family, have become significant threats to crop yields and farm incomes … more »

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EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label more »

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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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