Beltwide Cotton Conference Shares Weed Management Research

Carrie Muehling

New weed science research from the University of Georgia (UGA) was on the agenda at the 2021 virtual Beltwide Cotton Conference. “We must reduce the selection pressure that’s being placed upon these herbicides in order to preserve our ability to use this technology,” said Taylor Randell, UGA Weed Science student, who presented the research in response to the evolution of …

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Time to Consider 2021 Weed Management Strategy

Carrie Muehling

As growers look back on 2020, they saw another year where low commodity prices meant more bushels were the best path forward. Syngenta‘s Dane Bowers pointed to Acuron corn herbicide as a great weed resistance management tool. “Certainly, understanding the value that a herbicide product brings is really important. I think what I would like growers to think about is …

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BASF Launches ‘Operation Weed Eradication’

Carrie Muehling

BASF is launching a new inititative called “Operation Weed Eradication” to help farmers learn to control weeds rather than just manage them. “I’d say it’s a mindset shift because today we think about weed control in terms of maximizing the yield potential on farm, and that’s very key,” said Kate Greif, Product Manager. “So when we’re applying weed control, we’re …

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FMC Advice for 2020 Fall Preparation

Cindy Zimmerman

The record number of prevented plant acres around the country this year means a lot of weed fields for growers to manage this fall for the 2020 season. FMC Technical Service Manager Drake Copeland says the problem is that some of those fields have already gone to seed. In this interview from the Farm Progress Show, Copeland shares some FMC …

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BASF Launches Operation Weed Eradication

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s time to change the conversation from weed control to on-farm eradication, according to a new strategy announced this week by BASF Agricultural Solutions. BASF launched Operation Weed Eradication, which calls on growers and partners to take action against troublesome weeds in their fields, through cultural practices, chemical control and enhanced diligence. “Our approach to on-farm eradication will uproot problem …

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FMC Offers Fall Residual Herbicide Program Advice

Carrie Muehling

FMC is recommending growers aim for a zero tolerance policy when it comes to weeds, according to Brandon Schrage, technical service manager. Schrage said preventing weed growth in the seedbank is particularly important. “What we want to see is that fall residual being applied once soil temperatures are 50 degrees and falling. That’s going to ensure that our product is …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

Cindy Zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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FMC Helping Battle Weed Resistance

Chuck Zimmerman

Matt Wiggins is a Technical Services Manager for FMC. I visited with him about weed resistance and what practices growers can use to avoid or slow the development of resistant weeds. In our interview we start out talking about growth in the problem of resistant weeds and how weeds become resistant to herbicides. Matt has some solid suggestions for a …

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EPA Extends Dicamba Registration with Label Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. “EPA understands that dicamba is a valuable pest control tool for America’s farmers,” said EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. …

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Bayer Advocates Zero Tolerance Approach to Weeds

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, Bayer experts say anything less than 100 percent control risks corn yields in the future because just one of either of those weeds can produce 500,000 to one million seeds for next season. “Growers should take a holistic approach to managing Palmer amaranth and waterhemp,” said Frank Rittemann, selective corn herbicides product …

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