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Learn more about the 7 newest corn herbicides

Curtis Thompson, weed management specialist, Kansas State University, has compiled information about seven corn herbicides newly available for the 2016 growing season.

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Court rules EPA cannot vacate Enlist Duo label; may review it

Last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a petition to vacate the label for Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied EPA’s motion to vacate the herbicide’s registration. Instead, the court ruled that the EPA can review whether it was right in approving the controversial herbicide.

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Afternoon Comments 12/19

Corn traders seem to be balancing positions before the weekend. Despite firm equity markets and a more stable currency situation, as well as more evidence of Russian government moves to curtail its wheat exports, the crop markets turned decidedly lower Thursday night. Corn futures followed wheat downward, but firmed later in the day when a private forecaster predicted reduced 2015 plantings. March corn futures closed 0.5 cent lower at $4.105/bushel Friday, while July skidded 0.25 to $4.26.

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