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Late-season herbicide applications may be ineffective


For farmers seeing weeds in their crop fields this late in the growing season, hand-rouging and pulling them by hand may be the best way to remove them, more so than using a herbicide, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says.

Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas


Spurred by late spring and early summer rainfall, farmers’ row crops across much of Kansas are thriving. And so are the weeds they’re trying to control, including Palmer amaranth, an aggressive and invasive weed that used to be controlled by the popular herbicide glyphosate.

Deep tillage buries weed seeds that can’t be killed by herbicides


Deep-six weed seeds to control pigweeds and other herbicide-resistant pests in soybean fields, says a weed scientist from the University of Missouri.

Screening waterhemp for herbicide resistance (06/26/14)

Glyphosate-resistant common ragweed confirmed in Nebraska (06/17/14)

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy (06/04/14)

Soil residual herbicide options after soybean emergence (06/04/14)

Mid-season weed control all about timing (05/29/14)

Controlling large weeds in Roundup Ready soybean fields (05/28/14)

Farmers urged to fight Palmer Amaranth before problem grows (05/27/14)

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Afternoon Comments 07/31

Thursday’s late soy action proved surprisingly weak. The Export Sales report stated bean and meal totals in the upper end of or above trade forecasts. That probably explained late-morning strength as well as the old-crop leadership across the soy complex. However, bulls could sustain only a portion of the early momentum in the face of massive harvest forecasts. August soybean futures closed just 4.0 cents higher at $12.245/bushel Thursday, while November futures inched up 0.75 cent to $10.82. August soyoil bounced 0.06 cents to 36.11 cents/pound and August soymeal added $3.7 to $391.3/ton.
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