Weed identification is an essential component to successful scouting, which is more true than ever say weed science experts.
The University of Illinois weed science program has developed recommendations for effective management of Palmer amaranth in agronomic crops.
Not only is the amount of money being spent to control these yield robbers high, but the toll it has taken on the human population is growing lager by the day.
Early-season weed control using residual herbicides can mean a stronger foundation for a clean growing season.
Corn growers have a new dual-action option for postemergence control of broadleaf weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate.
In a recent Verdict herbicide study, BASF reaffirmed the importance of using a preemergence herbicide with multiple sites of action.
Besides a host of pest challenges, agriculture in 2014 will be dealing with plenty of hard-to-kill weeds as well.
The evolution of multiple herbicide resistance in annual weeds has forced the development of innovative and alternative, non-chemical weed control strategies.
A greenhouse experiment found glyphosate resistance will probably persist, making it unlikely that susceptible Palmer amaranth would once again become dominant if glyphosate use was discontinued.
Plant Science Consulting director and weed science team researcher, Dr. Peter Boutsalis, Adelaide University, discusses some of the finer points of herbicide-resistance testing.