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Think Climate Change is bad for corn? Add weeds to the equation

URBANA, Ill. – By the end of the century, scientists expect climate change to reduce corn yield significantly, with some estimating losses up to 28%. But those calculations are missing a key factor that could drag corn yields down even … more »

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Attack of the Superweeds: Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again.

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Where Do Denver’s Tumbleweeds Come From?

You might expect tumbleweeds on Colorado’s plains, but what are they doing rolling around RiNo and LoDo? more »

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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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