Category Archives: Weed Management

Temperature inversion and herbicide applications

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg The following tips were presented in a Delta Farm Press article related to the dicamba drift debate. Because some herbicide labels include instructions about not applying during a temperature inversion, I am … Continue reading

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More precautions needed when spraying with dicamba and 2,4-D

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg From the Weed Science Society of America New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds … Continue reading

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University of Illinis Plant Clinic announces Palmer amaranth seed ID and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has announced new Palmer Amaranth seed identification test and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing. http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/?p=3914 The Palmer Amaranth test was developed this past winter by optimizing a new assay in collaboration with Dr. Pat … Continue reading

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New Way to Detect Palmer Amaranth in Contaminated Seedlots

Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres – Palmer amaranth. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive and hard-to-kill weed. As a possible solution, some states declared Palmer a noxious … Continue reading

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New National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth released

A new National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth has been released. This pest alert has been approved by the national leadership of USDA NRCS to address the recent problems with Palmer Amaranth seed inclusion in wildflower and pollinator seed mixes. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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Absinth Wormwood – New Invasive Species in Nebraska Panhandle

Gary Stone – Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension & Kristi Paul – Sheridan County Weed Superintendent, Nebraska Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive … Continue reading

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Report: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines

By  Diana Yates University of Illinois Steep declines in the number of monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in Mexico are not fully explained by fewer milkweeds in the northern part of their range, researchers report in a new study. … Continue reading

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Status of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska

Amit Jhala – Extension Weed Management Specialist There are 480 unique cases of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes globally in 252 weed species (147 dicots and 105 monocots). Weeds have evolved resistance to 23 of 26 known herbicide sites of action and … Continue reading

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What do farmers think about resistant weeds?

From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg in Southeast Farm Press Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. However, … Continue reading

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