Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.
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.
Afternoon Comments 10/30
Soy market bulls reportedly took profits Thursday. The tight supply situation for soybeans and meal apparently continued supporting those markets Wednesday night. But futures turned decidedly lower this morning despite an unsurprising result on the weekly Export Sales report and daily news of a sizeable sale to China. It was rather clear that bulls were taking profits after the overnight loss of upward momentum. November soybean futures dove 18.75 cents to $10.2425/bushel as the CBOT pit session ended, but December soyoil sustained a 0.13-cents rise to 34.31 cents/pound, while December soymeal tumbled $17.2 to $380.0/ton.