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ALS-resistant common chickweed becoming more of an issue

10/20/14

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.

Checking weed control at harvest

10/17/14

With harvest now in full swing Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator, reminds farmers not to forget their fall weed control.

Get an early start on weed control in soybeans

10/15/14

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.

Biennial and perennial weed control is best in the fall (10/08/14)

Now is the time to plan your 2015 weed control (10/06/14)

Weed seed present at harvest offers weed control opportunity (09/30/14)

Burcucumber, an agronomic pest on the increase (09/26/14)

Multiple herbicide-resistant weeds and the challenges ahead (09/24/14)

Valent launches new Fierce XLT soybean herbicide (09/09/14)

New DuPont Afforia herbicide introduced for soybeans (08/15/14)


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Afternoon Comments 10/22


Traders cited profit-taking and hedge pressure for Wednesday’s bean drop. Talk of strong Chinese sales, a slow U.S. harvest and poor Brazilian conditions helped send the soy complex strongly higher this morning. Wire service sources cited bullish profit-taking and hedge pressure for the surprising reversal in bean and meal prices. Whatever the cause, the failed November bean push above its 40-day MA could spur aggressive technical selling. November soybean futures ended Wednesday 1.5 cents lower at $9.6275/bushel, while December soyoil climbed 0.38 cents to 32.14 cents/pound, and December soymeal slumped $4.9 to $338.0/ton.
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