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Distinguishing Palmer amaranth and waterhemp

08/13/14

The lack of reliable traits to distinguish Palmer amaranth and waterhemp during vegetative stages complicates efforts at stopping the spread of Palmer amaranth across Iowa.

Fall burndown benefits go beyond weed control

08/13/14

Although unpredictable weather may delay application timing of spring herbicides, more growers are adding a burndown application in the fall to their weed management program.

Late-season herbicide applications may be ineffective

07/29/14

For farmers seeing weeds in their crop fields this late in the growing season, hand-rouging and pulling them by hand may be the best way to remove them, more so than using a herbicide, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says.

Arysta LifeScience registers Dinamic herbicide for corn in China (07/25/14)

Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas (07/23/14)

Controlling large weeds: Do you feel lucky? (07/17/14)

Limiting atrazine in Little Arkansas River Watershed  (07/07/14)

Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance (06/26/14)

Glyphosate-resistant common ragweed confirmed in Nebraska (06/17/14)

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy (06/04/14)


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Afternoon Comments 09/02


The corn market followed wheat lower Tuesday. The grain and soy futures began the week trading firmly, although there was little fresh news. Corn futures later turned downward, possibly reflecting disappointment with the weekly Export Inspections report, as well as favorable late-season weather. The concurrent wheat breakdown probably added to the pressure. December corn futures skidded 1.0 cent to $3.6375 in late Tuesday trading, while May edged down 1.25 to $3.8475.
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