Weed Control Stories

Crop Inputs

Patience Is a Virtue in Technology Development

June 3, 2014

Companies often wait more than a decade before seeing their new research ideas in the commercial market.

Crop Inputs

New Focus on Cotton Webcasts Detail High-Yield Fertilization, Palmer Amaranth Control

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.

Crop Inputs

Monsanto Ramping Up Education for Roundup Ready Xtend Technology, New Dicamba Products

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.

Crop Inputs

EPA Proposes Registration of Enlist Duo Herbicide, Comment Period Open

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.

Cotton Production

Five Keys to Higher Cotton Yields

April 24, 2014

As growers in the Southern Cotton Belt begin shifting their planting focus to cotton, they should consider five optimum pre- and early season opportunities to manage for top yields.

Dow AgroSciences Eyes 2016 Release for Enlist Cotton

April 10, 2014

The Enlist Weed Control System is slated for introduction in cotton in 2016.

Cheminova Launches Statement Herbicide for Cotton and Soybeans

March 31, 2014

Cheminova, Inc. is launching Statement herbicide for control of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds in both cotton and soybeans.

New Broadcast Spray-Hoods Help Reduce Drift, Improve Coverage

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.

Sanders Adds Crafton Commission to North Arkansas Locations

March 28, 2014

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.

Monsanto and MIT Researchers Collaborate to Develop Ag Biologicals

March 25, 2014

Monsanto and two researchers from MIT have established Preceres LLC to develop highly specific biological controls for insect and weed pests.

Climate Corporation Offers Risk Free Trial of Climate Pro Technology

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.

USDA Receives Strong Support for Enlist Technology; Comment Period Now Closed

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.

Latest News
Weed Control

Cotton Injury from Post-Applied Residuals in Wet Conditions

May 28, 2015

Herbicide burn on cotton may be more likely in three-way post-applied applications, especially when soils are wet.

Weed Control

Lack of Pre Herbicide Activation Could Complicate Post Treatments

May 7, 2015

Recent dry weather and the rush to plant cotton are raising questions about managing weed control.

Planting

Late Cotton Burndown Strategies

April 15, 2015

With cotton planting set to begin soon, many growers are looking for burndown options for their cotton acres.

Weed Control

Specialists Outline Resistant Weed Management Strategies for NC

April 14, 2015

Growers need to remember that even when cotton prices are relatively low, there are no cutting corners when it comes to managing resistant weeds.

Planting

Enlist Joins the Flag the Technology Program

April 7, 2015

Dow AgroSciences plants its flag to help avoid mis-applications among herbicide technologies.

Planting

Choose the Right Mix for Spring Burndown

March 19, 2015

Judging by the phone calls he’s receiving, Tom Barber, University of Arkansas Extension weed scientist, says that burndown applications are at the top of growers’ priority lists.

Weed Control

March is Burndown Time for NC Cotton Fields

March 3, 2015

NC State cotton specialists have provided online guidelines for timing, products and rates for spring burndown of problem weeds on cotton acres.

Insect Control

Genome Mapping Signals Brighter Days for U.S. Cotton

December 6, 2014

At a time when growers rely increasingly more on genetic advancements in yield and fiber quality to keep cotton economically viable, cotton breeders and researchers are excited about the possibilities that genome mapping brings to variety and trait development.

Weed Control

Georgia Growers Lay the Blueprint for Pigweed Control

December 3, 2014

It makes sense for Georgia – the first state to confirm glyphosate resistant pigweed – to be one of the first places for the investment in pigweed control to begin visibly paying off.

News

Details from Summit on “Wicked” Herbicide Resistance Problem Now Available Online

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.

News

USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts

October 16, 2014

USDA has announced several new steps to help address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.