To help fight the economic loss from herbicide-resistant weeds, the soy checkoff recently took the lead in creating the Take Action program to help farmers implement production practices on their farms that can manage herbicide-resistant weeds.
Researchers at the University of Delaware will lead a project funded with $3.9 million from the National Science Foundation to study how genes in one type of corn may influence the plant's resistance to diseases, and compare the genomes of many types of corn to better understand how that resistance works.
Syngenta developed Acuron in response to the expanding problem of weed resistance and the resulting increase in demand for residual herbicide products with multiple modes of action.
Preemergence herbicide programs for corn (02/24/14)
Corn pest decline may save farmers money (12/30/13)
How to delay rootworm resistance to Bt corn (12/02/13)
Update on herbicide resistance in waterhemp (05/11/12)
Soil an overlooked resource (04/18/11)
Afternoon Comments 03/07
Long-liquidation reversed early-Friday corn gains. The Black Sea situation, sustained export strength and U.S. dollar weakness boosted the grain and soy markets Thursday night. However, the greenback bounced in response to the monthly U.S. Employment report and appeared to trigger active profit-taking by bulls ahead of the weekend and Monday’s WASDE report. The week-ending breakdown was not encouraging. May corn settled 2.0 cents lower at $4.89/bushel Friday afternoon, while December lost 4.5 to $4.8475.