Corteva AgriScience: Five tips for fighting off waterhemp

· July 20, 2018

While there are dozens of common weeds that threaten yield each season, many Midwest farmers who grow corn or soybeans are facing off with waterhemp now. “New cases of resistant waterhemp are daunting to those of us in the ag industry because it threatens the already-delicate ROI ratio,” says Dave Roome, customer technical specialist, Corteva […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waterhemp worries? Dow AgroSciences says start 2018 plan

· September 13, 2017

Resistant to five modes of action, can travel a half mile or further under windy conditions, and remain viable in the soil for several years — there is no doubt about it, waterhemp is a beast. “Whether they are from Missouri, Illinois, or Minnesota, it sounds like they all have a very similar problem with […]

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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