Category Archives: Weed Management

EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New … Continue reading

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Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control

Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southwest Farm Press Sometimes looking to the past for answers pays off. Lower input costs and better crop protection seem to be the … Continue reading

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Southern nursery group shows growers how to get the biggest bang for their buck with weed control

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Most of us are used to seeing weeds in our yards or flowerpots, but not in the plants that we buy in the store. Nursery crop growers and workers go to great … Continue reading

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EPA Guidance on Managing Pesticide Resistance announced

EPA has released two Pesticide Registration Notices (PRNs) aimed at combating pesticide resistance. • PRN 2017-1, “Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling” offers general guidance on resistance management labeling for all conventional agricultural insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. … Continue reading

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Natural Lawn Care and Integrated Pest Management workshop announced

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center invites you to the Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum Workshop. This full-day workshop on Monday, Nov. 13 will cover Natural Lawn Care and Integrated Pest Management progress in the Midwest. Both turf practitioners and experts … Continue reading

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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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