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Know Where Not to Spray New Dicamba or 2,4-D Because Eyes Are Watching

Gears are in motion for Southeast cotton and soybean growers to legally apply auxin herbicides in-season. It is important to know where NOT to spray them. more »

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Robots: The Future of Weed Control

Automation is coming to nearly every imaginable industry, and agriculture is not immune. The latest proof? A new research project is trying to prove that robots could destroy weeds more »

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New Tools for Managing Resistant Weeds

Managing herbicide resistant weeds takes a multi-pronged approach, including new technology, some old-school practices and a lot of persistence. more »

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The Importance of Atrazine for Corn Weed Control

Corn is a great rotational crop and has been recommended to assist with control of glyphosate-resistant pigweed. The bad news is that the EPA is reconsidering atrazine registration. more »

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This Good Deed Leads to Weeds

armers and agriculture experts in corn belt states are wringing their hands over the appearance of a superweed called Palmer amaranth. The tall, tough weed is native to the southwest and has been more »

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7 Lessons Learned From the ‘Glyphosate Era’ We Must Remember

Now as we sit on the edge of another potential explosion with auxin-resistant crops, I am hopeful that the entire agricultural community has learned some valuable lessons from the “glyphosate era.’ more »

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What You Should Know About Newly Approved Dicamba Formulations

The label to spray dicamba on Xtend soybean and cotton has arrived. Specifically, the dicamba products that will be labeled are XtendiMax from Monsanto and Engenia (label expected in the future) from BASF. more »

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In Weed Management, Education is Better than Regulation

“We as weed scientists need to be much more aggressive with education over regulation,” Culpepper said in his Williams Hall lecture to students, faculty and others. “The EPA does not educate; they regulate. But we can use education more »

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The Weeds that Settlers Spread

Why has ragweed — a highly allergenic plant — been spreading so quickly? Researcher Michael Martin took a six-week road trip across the USA and collected 1000 samples more »

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Moving Beyond Just Herbicides

Cover crops, hand pulling and tillage practices play critical roles in managing resistant weeds in addition to the use of herbicides. more »

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