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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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Alliant Energy Has Goats-For-Hire Plan for Weed Control

If the town of Beloit gives its blessing, Alliant Energy plans to hire a herd of goats to munch on buckthorn, garlic mustard and other invasive plants on a 10-acre plot at Alliant’s Riverside Energy Center. more »

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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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