Category Archives: Weed Management

Webinars planned on Integrated Management of Palmer Amaranth and Target Spot in Cotton and other Crops in the Southeast

Please see the following two webinar announcements. Dr. Bagavathiannan and Dr. Hagan will be discussing their projects that were funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Crop Protection and Pest Management – Applied Research and Development Program in … Continue reading

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Webinar: PAM: a bioeconomic decision-support tool for guiding the management of Palmer amaranth

From IPM in the Siuth by Rosemary Hallberg Herbicide resistance in Palmer amaranth (known as Palmer pigweed) is a serious issue in the Southern US and is spreading to several other states. Repeated use of a few herbicide mechanisms of … Continue reading

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Twitter discussion on Jan. 19 noon Central time on the science behind herbicide-resistant weeds

University of Illinois College of ACES The science behind herbicide-resistant weeds Are some weeds better at evolving resistance than others? What is the ag industry doing to manage resistance? What do you foresee as new developments/challenges regarding herbicide-resistant weeds? Ultimately, … Continue reading

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APHIS posts new weed risk assessments

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) has posted Weed Risk Assessments (WRA)  for the following three weed species: Bunias erucago (Southern warty cabbage) Coleostephus myconis (Mediterranean marigold) Euphorbia falcata (sickle spurge) The purpose of a WRA is to evaluate the … Continue reading

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Webinar to compare cost factors of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care turf management versus conventional

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center in partnership with the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association will host its second Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum webinar on Wednesday Jan. 18 at 10 am. In this session, our two panelists Dan Dinelli from North Shore Country Club and Jeff … Continue reading

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There’s no simple solution to weed control

Re-posted from IPM in the South “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said George Santayana in The Life of Reason. That quote seems fitting to apply to weed scientist Eric Prostko’s warning to growers about overusing … Continue reading

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Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest

BY   DIANA YATES Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds – including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural … Continue reading

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Executive Order — Safeguarding the nation from the impacts of invasive species

Executive Order — Safeguarding the nation from the impacts of invasive species By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and to ensure the faithful execution of the laws of the United States of America, including the … Continue reading

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Scientific advisory panel to meet on cancer potential of glyphosate

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate (rescheduled meeting) The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) will meet Dec. … Continue reading

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EPA Registers Dicamba formulation for use on Dicamba tolerant crops

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: EPA Registers Dicamba Formulation for Use on Dicamba Tolerant Crops EPA is registering a dicamba formulation, Xtendimax™ with Vapor Grip™ Technology, which is specifically designed to … Continue reading

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