Weed Control Stories
May 21, 2014
New webcasts on fertilization and on management of Palmer amaranth have been added to the Focus on Cotton series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.
May 5, 2014
After a year of initial show and tell for the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System – including Bollgard II XtendFlex for cotton – Monsanto is preparing to ramp up their educational efforts in 2014 in anticipation of deregulation for a market introduction in 2015.
April 30, 2014
The EPA has announced its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo herbicide from Dow AgroSciences and has opened a 30-day comment period for input before making its final registration decision.
April 10, 2014
The Enlist Weed Control System is slated for introduction in cotton in 2016.
March 31, 2014
Cheminova, Inc. is launching Statement herbicide for control of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds in both cotton and soybeans.
March 28, 2014
A new line of broadcast spray-hoods will offer growers greater drift control while also improving the spray coverage and efficacy of the chemicals being applied.
March 28, 2014
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.
March 25, 2014
Monsanto and two researchers from MIT have established Preceres LLC to develop highly specific biological controls for insect and weed pests.
March 20, 2014
Growers who use Climate Basic from The Climate Corporation to capture critical farming and weather data can now try the company’s advanced Climate Pro technologies at no cost through late October.
March 18, 2014
USDA has received strong support for the Enlist trait, and the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is now closed. The trait - pending regulatory approvals - could be launched in corn and soybeans in 2015 and cotton in 2016.
March 7, 2014
Brake F2 Herbicide has been granted Section 18 emergency exemptions for control of glyphosate-resistant pigweed in approved counties in four Cotton Belt states.
January 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the completion of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow AgroSciences, clearing the way for the technology to move to the DEIS comment period. The
October 21, 2014
Slides and a webcast of the Weed Science Society of America’s scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds are now available for free online.
October 16, 2014
USDA has announced several new steps to help address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.
August 31, 2014
The Weed Science Society of America will conduct a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds in Washington, D.C., on September 10, including a live webcast of the event for those unable to attend in person.
August 26, 2014
Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel says there’s a lot of interest in aerial seeding of cover crops into standing crops this fall to help with weed suppression next spring.
July 18, 2014
BASF has issued a supplemental label for use of Zidua herbicide in post-directed layby applications for weed control in cotton.
July 3, 2014
Management of Palmer amaranth is possible in cotton with careful use of hooded sprayers and other post-directed herbicide applications.
June 27, 2014
Dow AgroSciences is more than tripling the number of field training locations this summer to demonstrate the Enlist Weed Control System and other company products.
June 13, 2014
Frequent flooding and hard rains throughout the upper Mid-South have made it virtually impossible for growers to spray Palmer amaranth as timely as needed.