Current Newsletters

Weed control advice in corn and soybean with recent planting delays

Wet conditions this spring have made it a challenge for growers to plant corn and soybean. Due to these planting delays, once fields are dry enough getting the crop into the ground will be the first priority. However, it is important to remember good weed control will be essential to get the most out of these crops...


May 20, 2014

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Wet conditions and rapid wheat growth may alter your weed management plans

The colder than normal spring and recent wet weather has made it difficult to spray winter wheat this year for weeds. While we normally would have all of our wheat herbicides applied by now, there are still several fields that have not been sprayed...


May 15, 2014

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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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