As a new planting season gets under way, University of Illlinois Extension Weed Specialist Aaron Hager cautions farmers to be aware of the differences between glufosinate and glyphosate, the active ingredients in two popular herbicides, before starting wee
Initially, glyphosate appeared to be taking it on the chin this month at the Pan-American Weed Resistance Conference in Miami. The culprit? Weed resistance. Currently, biotypes of nine glyphosate-resistant weed species have been confirmed in 20 states.
Back in 1978, the title track from the hit movie Grease touted the line "Grease is the word." Well, flash forward 31 years and change the subject to corn and soybean weed control, and the line would be adapted to "Pre is the word." That's because preemerge
Survey results published in the quarterly journal Weed Technology indicate U.S. farmers in general do not feel a sense of urgency when it comes to developing a deeper understanding of the herbicide glyphosate and its relationship to weed resistance. That's
A report published recently in Weed Technology indicates that it will be necessary to broaden the scope of weed management systems for glyphosate-resistant (GR) crops. Glyphosate is the main component of many weed control products used in GR croppin
The findings of a recent study show the value of insecticide use on U.S. crops has caused a $20 billion increase in yield value, according to a report from the Crop Protection Research Institute (CPRI).