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Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification

04/16/14

With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass

04/16/14

Louisiana State University AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass.

Mutant wheat fungus alarms food experts

04/04/14

Outbreaks of a deadly fungal disease in wheat crops in Germany and Ethiopia in 2013 have had the scientific community buzzing over the threat posed to global food security.

Glyphosate-resistant marestail identified in South Dakota (02/12/14)

Wheat variety tolerance to metribuzin (12/23/13)

Narrowing the search for greenbug resistance in wheat (12/02/13)

Ancient crop could help safeguard world's wheat (07/15/13)

Risks of ALS-resistant chickweed in North Carolina (02/11/13)

Twitter chat tackles weed resistance issues (01/11/13)

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth weed present in Kansas? (01/04/13)



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Afternoon Comments 04/17


Strong wheat exports boosted those markets Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s wheat figure above the forecast range, thereby suggesting recent price slippage has sparked renewed international interest. Talk of persistent dryness and freeze damage to Southern Plains wheat also seemed spur buying. May CBOT wheat futures settled 3.25 cents higher at $6.9125/bushel Thursday afternoon, while May KCBT wheat futures climbed 3.5 cents to $7.58, and May MWE futures surged 6.25 to $7.3275.
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