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Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas

07/23/14

Spurred by late spring and early summer rainfall, farmers’ row crops across much of Kansas are thriving. And so are the weeds they’re trying to control, including Palmer amaranth, an aggressive and invasive weed that used to be controlled by the popular herbicide glyphosate.

Deep tillage buries weed seeds that can’t be killed by herbicides

07/23/14

Deep-six weed seeds to control pigweeds and other herbicide-resistant pests in soybean fields, says a weed scientist from the University of Missouri.

Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance

06/26/14

Herbicide-resistant waterhemp populations continue to expand into more areas of Illinois each season. Waterhemp has evolved resistance to herbicides encompassing more mechanisms of action than any other Illinois weed species.

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

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

Soil residual herbicide options after soybean emergence (06/04/14)

Mid-season weed control all about timing (05/29/14)

Controlling large weeds in Roundup Ready soybean fields (05/28/14)

Farmers urged to fight Palmer Amaranth before problem grows (05/27/14)

Soybean injury from soil-applied herbicides  (05/22/14)


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Midday Report 07/23


Talk of growing export demand and August weather boosted the soy complex. The crop industry is certainly anticipating a massive soybean crop this fall. However, beans and meal remain hot export commodities, as exemplified by recent news of daily sales. Also, if August weather were to turn hot and dry, bean plants pampered by marvelous early-summer conditions could suffer badly, thereby cutting the harvest. August soybean futures surged 12.0 cents to $11.96/bushel late Wednesday morning, while November futures added 11.5 to $10.6925. August soyoil edged up 0.09 cents to 36.02 cents/pound and August soymeal climbed $6.9 to $388.7/ton.
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