Palmer amaranth

Palmer Amaranth

Increased Liberty rate to help growers tackle driver weeds

· June 1, 2018

A recent update to the Liberty label will allow growers to tackle weeds like Palmer amaranth and waterhemp at a higher rate. The ability to apply the herbicide to LibertyLink crops at a higher rate in 2018 will also help improve control of other driver weeds like kochia, ragweed, and marestail. “As weeds like Palmer […]

Palmer Amaranth

Minnesota conservation planting may be bringing in bad seed

· April 25, 2018

Minnesota landowners are being told they need to be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017, the highly invasive weed Palmer amaranth was introduced through conservation seed mixes. The department found seed […]

Palmer Amaranth

Syngenta: Palmer amaranth is creeping up north

· March 7, 2018

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, one of the most threatening weeds in Southern corn and soybean fields, is spreading into the Midwest, warns Syngenta. Palmer amaranth, a member of the amaranthus (pigweed) family, has a complex lifecycle. The combination of its ability to develop resistance and its extended emergence period makes it especially difficult to control. Known […]

Dow AgroSciences: Don’t let Palmer amaranth escape

· November 6, 2017

Whether the concern this year was Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, or giant ragweed, farmers can implement helpful practices to control herbicide-resistant weeds in the future. Mark Bernards, associate professor of agronomy at Western Illinois University says the two best ways to delay, or prevent, herbicide resistance is to apply herbicide mixtures that have active ingredients effective […]

Palmer Amaranth: Get out and scout now

· August 24, 2017

Growers should be watching out for Palmer Amaranth, a weed that has been rapidly spreading north in the U.S. and is likely to be Glyphosate resistant. “Now is the time to scout for Palmer Amaranth,” said Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator. “In most cases, Palmer Amaranth should be about fully grown which […]

Dow AgroSciences tackles top 3 weed control questions

· August 10, 2017

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 […]

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