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10 Things University Research Teaches Us About Dicamba

Weed scientist says spraying other herbicides before and after dicamba drift increases injury to soybeans.

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Net Farm Income Would Drop With Glyphosate Ban

If glyphosate is no longer available, farmers can expect cost increases for other herbicides, increased use of other herbicides and less net farm income. more »

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Thailand Bans Use of Paraquat, Farm Chemicals

The ban, proposed by the Agriculture Ministry, had met with strong opposition from some farmers groups and academics, who argued that the chemicals were not unacceptably dangerous and banning their use would drive up farmers’ costs significantly. more »

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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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