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Weed Control with Cover Crops – Don’t Fall Prey to Confirmation Bias

Weed Control with Cover Crops – Don’t Fall Prey to Confirmation Bias

👤Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Recently, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program released the results of their 2016-2017 Cover Crop Survey. This document reported results of a broad array of questions asked of cover crop

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Tree Crops: New Weed Herbicide for Apple and Peach Growers in Carolinas and Virginia

Tree Crops: New Weed Herbicide for Apple and Peach Growers in Carolinas and Virginia

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Dow AgroSciences has announced that Pindar GT herbicide is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia.  Fruit producers’ toughest weeds, such as marestail (horseweed) and pigweed plus dozens of others are

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Herbicide Resistance: Are We at a Tipping Point with Weed Control?

Herbicide Resistance: Are We at a Tipping Point with Weed Control?

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Arizona recently teamed up to consider the possibility that we’ve reached a critical tipping point in our ability to control agricultural weeds with the herbicides currently on the market.

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Louisiana: Weeds Are a Year-Round Problem

Louisiana: Weeds Are a Year-Round Problem

👤By Josh Copes, Daniel Stephenson, Donnie Miller, and Lauren Lazaro, LSU AgCenter Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Prolonged rains coupled with the high temperatures during August delayed harvest, caused crop damage, and environmental conditions were optimal for weed growth.

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Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance Screening Has Begun at MSU Diagnostic Services

Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance Screening Has Begun at MSU Diagnostic Services

👤By Erin Hill, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Autumn is upon us; crops are nearing maturity and so are the weeds that remain in the fields. If you are concerned those weeds may be herbicide-resistant, consider submitting a sample to Michigan State University Diagnostic Services for screening. We

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Pennsylvania: Weed Control After Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings

Pennsylvania: Weed Control After Silage Harvest or in Fallow Settings Updated

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Control of weeds after silage harvest is possible but it depends on the weed species, timing, and condition after harvest.

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Alabama Peanuts: Mid-Late Season Weed Problems – What Can You Do?

Alabama Peanuts: Mid-Late Season Weed Problems – What Can You Do?

👤By Steve Li, Alabama Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Since mid-July, I have received several grower inquiries regarding mid-late season weed control in peanut.  Most of them were related to large morningglory, sicklepod, coffeeweed, pigweed, FL pusley, etc.  Growers wanted to know what options they can spray to control those weeds

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South Dakota: Palmer Pigweed – Now’s the Time to Scout

South Dakota: Palmer Pigweed – Now’s the Time to Scout

👤By Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension Weed Specialists 🕔Sep 6, 2017

It is close to three years now since the first palmer amaranth was found in South Dakota. Since that time there are about a dozen confirmed sites in the state. Now is the time of year to be looking for

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2017 Western Iowa Labor Day Palmer Amaranth Tour

2017 Western Iowa Labor Day Palmer Amaranth Tour

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Sep 6, 2017

For the past four years (maybe five) I’ve visited the first three known infestations of Palmer amaranth in western Iowa to track the status of the populations in these fields.  Following is a brief summary of  my visits to Harrison,

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Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

👤By Travis Legleiter, University of Kentucky Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Sep 6, 2017

The use of cover crops in Kentucky is on the rise with more farmers looking to gain an edge wherever they can. Cover crops have many benefits including keeping soils in place over winter, improving soil quality, and in some

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