NEWS
Size Matters in Weed Control
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue May 1, 2012 06:22 AM CDT

DECATUR, ILL. (DTN) -- It could be a challenging year in the weed department. The extended planting season promises to put residuals to the test. With resistant weeds continuing to crop up across the landscape, the pressure is on to make each herbicide application timely and effective.

"The big concern for us is reduced versus full rates of residuals and how long they will last," said Bill Johnson, Purdue University weed scientist. "I'm also worried that we haven't had enough rain to get many of the ... (pre-emergents) activated."

The same conditions that make crops grow also encourage weed growth. ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Weed Control Options
Awash in Amaranth
Production Blog
Cultivator Comeback
Eyes Peeled For Palmer