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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.

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