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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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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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