‘Pesticide’ is a broad term that covers a variety synthetic and organic chemicals, including herbicides, used to manage farm production.
Weed resistance is clearly on the mind of every grower this season. Whether a grower has marestail, waterhemp, or Palmer amaranth in his or her fields or not, John Smith, Regional Agronomist, Winfield United said they should be developing a herbicide stewardship program to try to get in front of the issue. As Smith points […]
Bayer and MS Technologies have achieved a milestone on their path to delivering increased yield and enhanced weed control solutions for soybean growers. The FG72 x LL55 herbicide tolerant trait stack received a positive scientific opinion from EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which was subsequently accepted by the European Commission for the importation of FG72 […]
Robotic weeders come to a farm near you in the future? Maybe. The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. The need for robotic weeders stems from two issues. One is a lack of herbicides available […]
Palmer pigweed and waterhemp went viral across the Midwest this 2017 growing season so it was no surprise that weed control was one of the most popular questions Syngenta fielded this year at the Farm Progress Show. “You can drive down the road here in central Illinois and pick out the soybean fields where you […]
Palmer amaranth, residual control, and soybean waterhemp seemed to be the most common questions among soybean growers this season and while every field potentially has unique weed management challenges depending on weather, soil type, and weed control methods, Dow AgroSciences field scientist Dave Ruen has some tips. “At this point in the season, farmers can […]
If a Missouri grower wants to apply a herbicide to dicamba-tolerant soybeans or cotton, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has now approved a Special Local Need label. Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn today issued today a Notice of Release from the statewide Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order on ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN herbicides. […]