Common chickweed (Stellaria media) that is resistant to Group 2, or ALS-inhibiting herbicides, is on the increase in certain areas of the U.S., and can be a considerable problem in wheat production.
With harvest now in full swing Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator, reminds farmers not to forget their fall weed control.
Fall harvest is a good time for producers to assess the weed problems they had in soybean fields this year, and plan a good weed control program for next year. In most cases, it is no longer possible to rely strictly on glyphosate for broadleaf weed control in Roundup Ready soybeans.
Afternoon Comments 10/20
Beans and meal rebounded from early lows. The dryer weather experienced over the weekend and the prospect of much more of the same during the days ahead clearly depressed the soy complex to start the week. However, the Export Inspections report stated the soybean figure well above the predicted range, which brought beans and meal back from their early lows. Oil remained under pressure. November soybean futures ended Monday having fallen 7.5 cents to $9.4425 bushel, while December soyoil tumbled 0.32 cents to 31.70 cents/pound, and December soymeal sank $1.1 to $329.4.