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Fall-applied herbicides work better on some weeds

10/24/14

Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.

ALS-resistant common chickweed becoming more of an issue

10/20/14

Common chickweed (Stellaria media) that is resistant to Group 2, or ALS-inhibiting herbicides, is on the increase in certain areas of the U.S., and can be a considerable problem in wheat production.

Checking weed control at harvest

10/17/14

With harvest now in full swing Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator, reminds farmers not to forget their fall weed control.

Biennial and perennial weed control is best in the fall (10/08/14)

Now is the time to plan your 2015 weed control (10/06/14)

Weed seed present at harvest offers weed control opportunity (09/30/14)

Cheminova launches Harrow herbicide (09/29/14)

Palmer amaranth found in South Dakota (09/29/14)

Multiple herbicide-resistant weeds and the challenges ahead (09/24/14)

Distinguishing Palmer amaranth and waterhemp (08/13/14)


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Midday Report 10/24


Crop traders may be taking profits before the weekend. The grain and soy markets have performed well this week despite generally bearish fundamentals. That latter fact is probably the underlying reason for today’s CBOT slippage, with bullish corn traders taking profits on long positions ahead of the weekend. December corn futures dipped 4.5 cents to $3.5525/bushel late Friday morning, while May lost 4.5 to $3.775.
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