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A Wayward Weedkiller Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

When a drifting weed killer hit America’s farming heartland this summer, it damaged crops and friendships. The chemical could also be bad news for other vegetation, as well as bees and butterflies. 41 more words

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The Dicamba struggle

I have to be careful about wading into this topic, as it is highly controversial, but I feel the need to discuss it.

But before I talk about Dicamba, I need to talk about Roundup. 758 more words

Interesting Interactions

Miracle weed killer is devastating farms

In the Washington Post

EDITOR’s NOTE: One of the primary purposes of integrated pest management is to prevent pesticide resistance. Unfortunately, as Northeastern IPM Center Director Steve Young says, “the trend in industry, regulatory, policy, and even academia over the past several decades has been a focus on technology aimed at simplifying production practices,” resulting in “fewer and fewer options.” The looming controversy over dicamba use is a prime example. 272 more words


Herbicides in Eastern Canada for Horticulture

Here is a poster on herbicides used in horticulture in Eastern Canada that lists herbicides and resistant weeds by herbicide group number and what counties these resistant weeds have been reported in. 6 more words

Pest Management

Scientists find time of day makes a difference with some herbicides

In Southeast Farm Press

What if a cotton producer needed to spray early in the morning or late in the afternoon or at night? Does the time of day a herbicide is applied make a difference in how well it works? 366 more words


Question of the Week: Pigweed

Last week the question was:  What are the weeds surrounding these young cotton plants?

This was an easy one.  These is pigweed, Palmer amaranth to be more specific.   69 more words

Question Of The Week

More precautions needed when spraying with dicamba and 2,4-D

From the Weed Science Society of America

New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds resistant to glyphosate. 543 more words