Every cook knows a watched pot won't boil. Kenny Wells is starting to wonder if the same adage applies to herbicide-tolerant traits on the horizon.
The Missouri farmer needs another postemergence technology to help him manage herbicide-resistant waterhemp. Marestail (horseweed) and giant ragweed are the other major troublemakers on his Union Star, Mo., farm.
Wells tested Dow AgroSciences' Enlist Weed Control System that utilizes a newly formulated version of 2,4-D in corn under permits in 2013. "I don't know what we're going to do if we don't get this technology," he said. "I'm using preemergence residual products and ...