Weed Control Stories
January 9, 2014
Over the years, Italian Ryegrass could be found on roadsides, in ditches, and other benign places. Unfortunately, glyphosate-resistant biotypes of this weed are being found more and more in cotton fields. In 2005, Jason Bond, Mississippi State University Research and
January 8, 2014
TwinLink cotton technology from Bayer CropScience has received all necessary U.S. and international approvals and will be commercially available in new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 growing season. The trait approval and new varieties were announced January
December 31, 2013
As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their
December 13, 2013
Nufarm has announced a new line of herbicide products that will offer cotton, soybean, peanut and corn growers effective, economical options for controlling herbicide resistant/tolerant weed species at all phases of the growing season. The CATS (Combating Troublesome Species) herbicide
December 13, 2013
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth – or pigweed. Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper hand, an expert with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)
December 5, 2013
Three out of four growers participating in a recent BASF survey suspect that glyphosate resistance is a cause of their tough to control weeds. And, as a result, 76 percent of those growers have already changed their weed management program
November 6, 2013
Cotoran 4L, Direx 4L and Pyrimax 3.2L cotton herbicides will remain part of the Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform through 2016, thanks to a recently announced extension of the collaboration between MANA and Monsanto. In 2014, cotton growers following Roundup
October 30, 2013
Farmers who take proactive steps to manage weeds on their farm will have more incentive to do so in the 2014 growing season. Monsanto has expanded its popular Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform to include additional herbicides for
October 15, 2013
Although Monsanto’s highly anticipated Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton trait hit a snag in May, seed company representatives are still abuzz about its eventual release. And Deltapine isn’t the only brand touting the benefits of the technology. As part of Monsanto’s
September 9, 2013
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Extension Service are studying up on which cover crops are best suited for early-season Palmer amaranth control. While the weed pest has spread into further reaches of the Mid-South over the past several years,
August 27, 2013
Pigweed escapes – even the largest ones – are typically not at the top of a cotton producer’s to-do list late in the season. After all, virtually all of the herbicide windows have expired as harvest is right around the
August 6, 2013
Although it’s difficult to pin down the exact time frame that glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth was discovered in West Texas, experts say there’s no denying that 2012 was the year in which the troublesome weed pest arrived in a major
May 16, 2013
By Jim Steadman email@example.com Given the number of new and improved cotton varieties that have been introduced over the past decade, it’s hard to believe that the cotton market hasn’t seen a new trait technology in two years. If you’re keeping
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.