Category Archives: Weed Management

Understanding the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean weed management system

Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist The evolution of glyphosate-resistant weeds is a concern for successful corn and soybean production. In Nebraska six weed species have been confirmed resistant to glyphosate: common ragweed, giant ragweed, common waterhemp, kochia, marestail, … Continue reading

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UNL weed scientist Amit Jhala receives Young Scientist Award

Dr. Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska assistant professor and Extension weed management specialist, has been honored with the Distinguished Achievement Young Weed Scientist Award from the North Central Weed Science Society of America. This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by … Continue reading

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EPA re-affirms decision on Enlist Duo for GE crops and proposes to amend the registration

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  Enlist Duo containing the choline salt of 2,4-D and glyphosate was first registered in 2014 for use in Genetically Engineered (GE) corn and soybean crops in certain states. After granting the registration, the agency discovered that … Continue reading

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Report provides options for organic soybean growers

Although soybeans are one of the most widely grown crops in the U.S., few soybean farmers are using organic practices. A new University of Illinois report details organic products and practices to combat pathogens and insect pests. New growers may … Continue reading

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Winter pesticide storage advice shared

Cheryl Alberts – University of Nebraska Pesticide Safety Education Program Project Coordinator What, if anything, should be done with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides left over from the summer growing season? If pesticides freeze, will they still be good next year? … Continue reading

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U of MN Extension thinks aggressive weed has reached Minnesota

By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/palmer-amarant-in-minnesota An aggressive southern weed called Palmer amaranth apparently has turned up in Minnesota for the first time, University of Minnesota Extension experts said Wednesday. Palmer amaranth has been spreading northward in recent years from … Continue reading

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Illinois growers are running out of options in fight against waterhemp

By Danielle Ruffatto, Science Writer, 217-333-5802 Resistance to multiple herbicides is the new norm for populations of waterhemp, a common agricultural weed. With their herbicide options dwindling and nothing new on the horizon, Illinois growers must be strategic in how they … Continue reading

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BLM approves three new herbicides for vegetation management

The Bureau of Land Management BLM has issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS) approving the use of three new herbicides for vegetation management that are of low risk to the environment and human … Continue reading

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Cleaning pesticide application equipment

Clyde Ogg – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Pesticide Safety Extension Educator Cleaning pesticide spray equipment between crops or after use for the year means exercising precautions. These precautions include using more personal protective equipment (PPE) than when spraying, and possibly … Continue reading

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Avoiding damage to ornamentals and turf from herbicide applications

From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg By: Chris Marble, University of Florida Proper use of herbicides is one of the cornerstones of a good weed control program – but bad things can happen when they are not used correctly. … Continue reading

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