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.
Although unpredictable weather may delay application timing of spring herbicides, more growers are adding a burndown application in the fall to their weed management program.
Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance (06/26/14)
Afternoon Comments 08/28
Demand strength and Black Sea news supported the soy complex. Wednesday’s big rebound in nearby soymeal values illustrated the underlying strength of soy demand, which largely explains the follow-through strength seen last night and again today. The soy complex probably reacted to the Black Sea situation as well, but prices proved rather changeable. After spiking upward early, September soybean futures closed 12.0 cents lower at $10.7375/bushel Thursday, while November futures gained 5.0 cents to $10.2875. September soyoil slipped 0.03 cents to 32.64 cents/pound, whereas September soymeal jumped $16.7 to $433.2/ton.