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Start to consider winter annual weed burndown

04/22/14

Farmers need to start scouting their fields for winter annual weeds and making decisions about spring burndown herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says.

Cool weather slows weed control; spray when warm

04/17/14

Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.

Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification

04/16/14

With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass (04/16/14)

A growing problem with glyphosate-resistant waterhemp (04/09/14)

FMC launches Solstice herbicide for corn (03/27/14)

Syngenta videos help with herbicide selection (03/25/14)

Time to put out burndown applications (03/14/14)

Dicamba shortage to impact burndown options (03/07/14)

Uniting the industry to combat herbicide-resistant weeds (03/03/14)


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Afternoon Comments 04/24


Corn futures reacted poorly to good export numbers Thursday. The corn figure on the weekly USDA Export Sales report came in toward the upper end of the forecast range, while shipments were huge. Futures reacted little despite big wheat gains, possibly due to formidable overhead resistance. Futures ended the day rather weakly. May corn sagged 2.25 cents to $5.0125/bushel late Thursday, while December inched down 1.75 to $5.0275.
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