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Cut Down on Weed Escapes

Like clockwork, Mid-South cotton growers know that pigweed escapes will begin to pop up in their fields by mid-July. In addition to being prolific seed producers, the pesky weed can also feature resistance to several types of herbicides more »

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Mid-South to Adopt Harvest Weed Seed Control?

Will Mid-South producers soon adopt widely used Australian techniques aimed to keep resistant weed seed out of fields? Steve Powles, a leading resistant weed specialist in the world, predicts that is exactly what will happen. more »

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What Are Your Herbicide Options for Large Palmer Amaranth in Corn?

Wet weather in the forecast will likely make for a narrow window to get these fields sprayed timely. As a result, there is likely to be some good size Palmer amaranth up in some corn fields by the time we can get back into spray. more »

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Newly Evolved Species of Tumbleweed Rolling Through California

Believe it or not, tumbleweeds—so strongly associated with wide-open expanses of the western United States—are actually weedy invaders from other continents. The most iconic and successful of these, the Russian thistle (Salsola tragus), came to America more »

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Weeds on Eve of Destructor

Two decades of research and development into destroying weed seed has taken a giant step forward with the release of a harvester integrated version of the Harrington seed destructor. more »

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Invasion of Giant Tumbleweeds Causes Clean-up Chaos in Wangaratta, Australia

Giant two-metre-high tumbleweeds have inundated a small community in Victoria’s north-east, creating havoc and blanketing homes, cars and driveways. more »

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Herbicide Diversity Trends in US Crops, 1990-2014

There are two things that I think just about every weed scientist can agree on: 1) herbicide resistant weeds make weed management more difficult; and 2) the key to battling herbicide resistant weeds (or any weeds, really) is to use … more »

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Weeds as Soil Indicators

The types of weeds growing in your garden are not always completely bad. Weeds act as soil indicators, letting you know what type of soil you have when they grow in your garden. more »

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Barnyard Grasses Were Processed with Rice Around 10000 Years Ago

Rice (Oryza sativa) is regarded as the only grass that was selected for cultivation and eventual domestication in the Yangtze basin of China. Although both macro-fossils and more »

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2015 Lessons Will Affect Next Year’s Weed Management

Even with all the time and resources that were expended to control weeds in 2015, weeds will once again be a foe in Midwestern fields in 2016, said University of Illinois weed scientist more »

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