Here is your latest issue of AgFax Weed Solutions, sponsored by Nufarm's Midwestern and Southern field teams.
Web Editor: Ernst Undesser
IN THIS ISSUE...
 
Editor's Picks
  • Back To Basics On Resistance Management: 3 Key Practices, 5 Tough Weeds
  • Australian Robots Gang Up On Weeds, Will See Commercial Use In 2018
  • Combine Cleaning  -  A Top-Down Approach - Video
  • Invasive Plants Carry An Unexpected Ability to Pioneer New Continents, Climates
  • Dicamba - Can It Be Kept Off The Resistance Treadmill?
  • Palmer Amaranth: In The Midwest, It’s Not Your Father’s Pigweed
  • And Finally -- Back When Men Were Men
 
 
EDITOR'S PICKS
 
Here's a good general overview of what you might call Resistance Management 101 -- plus basic stratagies when dealing with the 5 toughest resistant weeds.
 
  
The SwarmFarm® system is built around small robotic machines that can work solo or cooperatively in groups or “swarms” – hence, the company’s name. If a sprayer slows down to treat heavier populations of weeds, other sprayers in the group swarm into that part of the field to help with the workload.
 
   
Proper clean-out can remove significant biomaterial and limit the spread of weed seeds, plus improve function and longevity of parts. This 5-minute video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent the spread of weed seeds.
  
    
Invasive plant species are not only highly adaptive, they are essentially able to change in order to thrive on new continents and in different types of climates, challenging the assumption that species occupy the same environment in native and invasive ranges.
  
    
By diversifying the number of effective herbicide MOA in a tank from one application to the next, the producer is limiting the opportunities for weeds to develop resistance. And don't skimp on the rate.
  
    
Palmer pigweed has established a beachhead in a wider part of the Corn Belt. It hasn't reached the range or intensity of waterhemp, but it's probably just a matter of time. Here's why that matters.
  
    
Here's a photo taken nearly 70 years ago showing some early testing of 2,4-D. Obviously, this was before the advent of personal safety equipment.
Do you have vintage photos like this one? We would love to share them with our readers. Send a photo or scan of your photo to: owen@agfax.com
  

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