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)
Afternoon Comments 09/19
The soy complex also felt the pressure Friday. The USDA announced another big bean sale to China Friday morning, but that did little to halt the ongoing slide. Anticipation of a bin-busting harvest, grain weakness and U.S. dollar strength combined to undercut prices once again. November soybean futures fell 14.5 cents to $9.57/bushel in late Friday action, while October soyoil skidded 0.26 cents to 32.46 cents/pound, and October soymeal slumped $4.7 to $324.1/ton.