Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Fierce XLT soybean herbicide is now federally registered for preemergence weed control in soybeans in the United States.
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.
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.
Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance (06/26/14)
Midday Report 09/22
The soy complex also began the week badly. Anticipation of a huge US soybean harvest has been weighing on bean and product values for months. However, the industry is now looking forward to another large Brazilian crop, which promises little relief for bulls. As with corn, traders seemed to ignore the surprisingly large total on the Export Inspections report. November soybean futures dove 21.5 cents to $9.355/bushel around midsession Monday, while October soyoil dropped 0.62 cents to 31.84 cents/pound, and October soymeal slumped $5.4 to $318.7/ton.