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New Herbicide Technologies Still Require Proven Cultural Practices

Growers have been chomping at the bit for something to tame herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, marestail and other worrisome weeds. The technology is finally within reach.

The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available in limited amounts of varieties this coming season. New Enlist with 2, 4-D control from Dow AgroSciences is over the horizon. Both contain the latest glyphosate- and glufosinate-herbicide resistance traits. Other new herbicides are also expected to be available for growers.

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