CROPS NEWS
Weed Watch - 3
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Sep 12, 2013 07:06 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Jeff Stocks is worried. The Dalton City, Ill., grower watched marestail, also known as horseweed, get up a head of steam this spring and keep on coming through the summer. A dedicated no-tiller, he resorted to a no-till-type cultivator to mechanically clean up what chemicals couldn't in one field with a particularly bad infestation.

Stocks finds marestail's ability to resist both glyphosate and acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitors to be "scary." "All resistant weeds -- marestail, waterhemp and pigweed -- are changing what we've been able to do from a no-till standpoint," said Stocks.

Part of the ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Game Plan for Canada Fleabane
USDA Whacks at Resistant Weeds
Fitting in Fall Herbicides
Dodging Weeds
Get In the Mode