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MU: Cool weather slows weed burndown; spray when warm

04/17/14

Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.

Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification

04/16/14

With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass

04/16/14

Louisiana State University AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass.

A growing problem with glyphosate-resistant waterhemp (04/09/14)

New DuPont herbicide for soybeans introduced (04/07/14)

History of herbicide-resistant kochia in S.D. (03/31/14)

Cheminova launches Statement herbicide  (03/26/14)

Time to put out burndown applications (03/14/14)

Plan now for good marestail control in soybeans (03/12/14)

Dicamba shortage to impact burndown options (03/07/14)


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Afternoon Comments 04/17


The export data seemed to exacerbate today’s early soy pullback. Soybean and product prices had proved extremely strong in the wake of Tuesday’s bullish NOPA crush report. However, beans were backing away from overnight highs in early trading and the decline accelerated after the export sales result proved mediocre. May soybeans declined 4.75 cents to $15.14/bushel at their Thursday close, while May soyoil sagged 0.30 cents to 43.41 cents/pound, and May soymeal dipped $2.7 to $488.3/ton.
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