Farmers in Brazil were nearly dealt a lethal blow when a judge banned glyphosate on the eve of planting. However, that decision was recently overturned, granting the country continued use of the popular weed killer.
With many areas across the Corn Belt looking at the possibility of an early harvest, bare fields could be breeding grounds for fall weeds. Before combines hit the dirt plan your method of attack against weeds.
An eastern Asian weed found its way into Iowa this year. Mile-a-minute weed is invasive and has been found as far west as Indiana and Kentucky with one outlier in Oregon. This is the plant’s first appearance in Iowa.
As of July 15, farmers, homeowners and others filed 605 official complaints of suspected dicamba damage with state departments of agriculture. That number reflects soybeans and all other specialty crops.