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New herbicide for seed corn and other specialty corn

After receiving registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DuPont Crop Protection has introduced DuPont Revulin Q herbicide, an early postemergence herbicide for corn grown for seed, sweet corn, yellow popcorn, and field corn grown for silage or grain.

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Used combines can spread state's No. 1 weed to watch

You may get a whole lot more than you bargained for when you buy a used combine out of state. Lodged Palmer amaranth seeds may travel across state lines with the combine, says Kevin Bradley, weed scientist at University of Missouri Extension.

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A well-tested new solution

Acuron, the newest Syngenta corn herbicide with four active ingredients, including new bicyclopyrone, and three modes of action, is anticipated to receive EPA registration in time for the 2015 growing season.

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Dow AgroSciences announces launch of Enlist Duo herbicide

Dow AgroSciences announced it will launch its innovative Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season. Enlist Duo is part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a herbicide-tolerant trait technology for corn and soybeans.

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Resistant weed control requires persistent effort

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, first confirmed in Louisiana in 2010, continues to spread south in Louisiana, said LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson. But Louisiana farmers have learned from their peers in other states that early control can be the answer to preventing spread of this persistent weed.

“Palmer amaranth can be controlled, but success takes persistence,” Stephenson said. “The only practice that’s foolproof is zero tolerance. Any plants that aren’t killed by pesticides must be removed and burned.”

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