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New DuPont Afforia herbicide introduced for soybeans


After receiving registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DuPont Crop Protection has introduced DuPont Afforia herbicide, a preplant herbicide for soybeans and other field crops that provides excellent burndown and residual control of many of the most challenging weeds.

Distinguishing Palmer amaranth and waterhemp


The lack of reliable traits to distinguish Palmer amaranth and waterhemp during vegetative stages complicates efforts at stopping the spread of Palmer amaranth across Iowa.

Fall burndown benefits go beyond weed control


Although unpredictable weather may delay application timing of spring herbicides, more growers are adding a burndown application in the fall to their weed management program.

Late-season herbicide applications may be ineffective (07/29/14)

Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas (07/23/14)

Deep tillage buries weed seeds that can’t be killed by herbicides (07/23/14)

Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance (06/26/14)

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)

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Morning Comments 08/20

Old and new crop soy futures continue diverging. Prospects for a massive autumn harvest keep weighing upon new crop soy prices, especially in the wake of Tuesday’s crop tour results. However, persistent spot market strength and talk of vigorous demand are strongly supporting the nearby bean and meal contracts. Fresh five-year lows in palm oil prices are undercutting soyoil quotes. September soybean futures climbed 7.25 cents to $11.275/bushel early Wednesday morning, while November futures dropped 2.5 cents to $10.5025. September soyoil dipped 0.20 cents to 32.46 cents/pound, but September soymeal surged $6.7 to $406.5/ton.
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