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Insecticide Treatment Boosts Seedling Vigor By: 01/06/2015 @ 11:03am

A surprise answer waited for Clarence Swanton, a past president of the Canadian Weed Science Society, in his lab at Ontario’s University of Guelph.The biochemist was…

What Are Farmers Doing to Fight Weeds, Diseases? By: 08/27/2015 @ 12:29pm

Have you seen an increase in resistant weeds? Are you using a preemergent herbicide to knock down weeds early? These…

#Grow15: Weed Control Practices By: 08/07/2015 @ 5:26pm

Incorporating new weed control tactics is not as simple as altering herbicide programs. But when faced with…

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Syngenta’s Acuron Flexi Herbicide Anticipated for 2016 Debut By: 07/28/2015 @ 8:29am

You’ll likely have another tool for managing weeds in 2016 with Syngenta’s Acuron Flexi corn herbicide, pending regulatory approval. Syngenta announced the name of this herbicide premix at this…

Look Out for These Pests By: 07/23/2015 @ 2:52pm

For most farmers, the 2015 growing season has been wet. Now in the second half of the growing season, there are plenty of pests to keep an eye out for thanks to wet conditions. Diligent summer crop scouting…

How to Identify Palmer Amaranth By: 07/14/2015 @ 6:01pm

Jeff Gunsolus, Extension weed scientist at the University of Missouri, walks around with a weed in a bucket at university field days. The culprit is Palmer amaranth, and it stays…

#Grow15: Weed Management Focus of Rochester, Minnesota Field Day By: 07/10/2015 @ 3:55pm

The University of Minnesota has several research sites where farmers can evaluate different weed control programs. The particularly challenging weed at the Rochester, Minnesota site is giant ragweed. {[SINGE…

Enlist Weed Control System Aimed at Full-Scale Debut in 2016 By: 07/08/2015 @ 9:20pm

Farmers will likely have another weed management tool next year with Dow AgroSciences’s Enlist Weed Control System. “We are waiting for (full) regulatory approval, but we are ready to go,” says Ben…

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