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Herbicide options for weed control in winter wheat

Most of the 2015 wheat crop faired considerably well over the winter. Over the next couple of weeks, many of these acres will be treated with herbicides for weed control. While there are several herbicide options available for use in wheat, there are many factors that growers should consider prior to deciding when to spray and what products to use.

 

Posted April 23, 2015

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2015 Status of herbicide resistant weeds in Michigan

Each fall we receive several weed seed samples from around the state to test for resistance to various herbicides. All testing is conducted by the weed science group within the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at MSU and is sponsored by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee. In 2014 we received samples of redroot pigweed (1), Palmer amaranth (2), common waterhemp (5), common ragweed (7), common lambsquarters (2), and horseweed/maretail (15). Each sample received is tested for resistance to five or six herbicide Sites of Action. 

 

Posted April 23, 2015

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