NEWS
Weeds to Watch - 12
Thu Mar 6, 2014 09:17 AM CST

Some weeds just seem to "show up" in some growing seasons more than others. Devil's claw was widespread in many 2013 crop fields, especially across the vast Texas Rolling Plains. With large leaves and big, sharp claw-like seedpods (hence the name), devil's claw doesn't need a lot of encouragement.

"The reason it is so hard to control devil's claw is that the weeds will come up even when there's almost no detectable moisture," said Darrell Cross, a diversified producer from Ovalo, Texas.

European colonists believed devil's claw could treat arthritis. The plant's large ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
U.S. Pest Invasion
The Cost of Insect Control