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Don't skip burndown herbicide applications this spring

Not starting with a clean field will lead to soybean yield reductions.

May 5, 2011

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Palmer amaranth: Managing this new weed problem (Progressive Forage Grower 2014)

Herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth continues to invade many areas of Michigan and the Upper Midwest. Our first encounter with Palmer amaranth in Michigan occurred in the fall of 2010.

A soybean producer in southwest Michigan was struggling with management of a weed he did not recognize. We were able to identify this weed as Palmer amaranth, and through greenhouse testing confirmed high levels of resistance to both glyphosate (Roundup) and ALS-inhibiting herbicides.

At this time, we also noticed several neighboring alfalfa fields where Palmer amaranth seed heads were poking just above the alfalfa canopy....

 

May 1, 2014

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Watch winter wheat growth prior to applying herbicides

Knowing what stage your wheat is at is critical when it comes to making decisions on what herbicide to use for weed control.

April 30, 2009

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