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Managing Resistance Requires Multitude of Tools

If you are involved in agriculture, you have been inundated with information about resistance management. Most of the conversation is centered around herbicide and insecticide resistance that is occurring due to the ability of plants and insects to adapt over time to repeated applications of a similar active ingredient.  Many of the issues we deal [...]

2017-07-25T20:16:43+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Burndown Herbicides

Herbicides play a major role when it comes to controlling weeds, while protecting the environment. By knowing what to expect from different herbicides, a weed control program can be put in place that meets the goals of each farm, both from an economic as well as an environmental standpoint. There are two broad categories of herbicides, [...]

2018-04-24T21:50:40+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Making The Most Of Your Herbicides

Controlling weeds is becoming a difficult and expensive task. A common assumption made when a group of weeds are not killed by a herbicide application is that the weeds are resistant. While weed herbicide resistance is unfortunately common, other factors can play a role. The weather is a huge variable in farming which directly affects [...]

2018-04-24T21:38:23+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Diversifying Weed Control

One of the most effective weed control strategies, but is often overlooked, is cultural weed control. This method is often the most economical form of weed control because it can be as simple as adjusting practices that are already in place. In my opinion, six of the most common approaches include using narrower rows higher [...]

2015-10-01T08:00:29+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Be Careful Not to Skimp on the Free Stuff in Your Herbicide Programs

Managing and controlling herbicide resistant weeds has become a huge issue across the United States for over a decade.  Each year we see new states and additional weeds added to the list with confirmed resistance.  Producers are being forced to move away from low cost glyphosate-based herbicide programs in search of newer herbicide technology that [...]

2018-04-18T15:37:11+00:00 March 1st, 2015|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Pre-Season Weed Control

Controlling weeds in your fields should be at the front of your mind even as we move into late fall, winter and early spring. Pre-season weed control will help reduce the size and population of weeds before planting next spring. Certain weed species are exponentially more manageable at this stage than at planting time. How [...]

2018-04-18T15:36:18+00:00 November 15th, 2014|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

The Future of No-Till Farming

You have a sick child at home that has a horrible sickness. You take him to the doctor and get a prescription for treatment. You give your child the medicine and soon enough they return to normal health. A few days later the sickness returns. You go back to the doctor and receive the same [...]

2014-09-01T08:00:42+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Good Weed Control is NOT Just about the Herbicide

During the growing season, there are numerous (too many) opportunities to treat weeds post-emerge – both in crop and on summer fallow ground.  It is important to keep a few things in mind to insure proper weed control after making your herbicide choice. The herbicide and proper rate alone does not insure you will attain [...]

2018-04-18T15:33:40+00:00 June 1st, 2014|Categories: Agronomic, Crops, Seasonal, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Plan Early For Winter Annual Weed Control In Alfalfa

Mid December through January is the ideal time to apply pre-emergent or dormancy herbicides for mustard control in alfalfa. Applications of DuPont™ Velpar® or Velpar® AlfaMax™ Herbicide will provide control of winter annual weeds like Tansy mustards and Shepardspurse. These products provide contact and residual control. Both Velpar® and Velpar® AlfaMax™ should only be applied [...]

2018-04-18T15:25:11+00:00 December 15th, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Alfalfa, Crops, Mustard, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |

Avoiding Insect And Weed Issues In Soybeans

Soybeans are a great option for producers to utilize in rotation.  Soybeans are not only good for the soil, they are also a good option to clean up fields for other crops in a rotation situation. To avoid weed pressure concerns, producers in Northeast Kansas tend to practice preventive treatments in the fall and early [...]

Early Burndown Herbicides Essential To Success

It seems like weed control is a year round sport anymore.  In fact, planning your herbicide program prior to any weed emerging is the key to the success of your control.  There was a time when it was vogue to wait until weeds emerged to apply herbicides.  The logic was that you knew exactly what [...]

2018-04-13T19:55:54+00:00 January 1st, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , |