Larry Steckel

With pigweed, mixing a PPO with Liberty on a cloudy day is good idea

Looks like we are fixing to have an overcast week with off-and-on showers; in other words, a typical early-June week for Tennessee.  At the same time Palmer amaranth is growing very quickly and many will try to get their Liberty applied over Liberty Link soybeans. 

Stop pigweed “jailbreak” in Tennessee soybean and cotton
Pigweed is breaking through Tennessee cotton and soybean fields. Pre-applied herbicides, depending on field and weather conditions, likely allowing pigweed to bust through and now is the time to make some decisions.
Control late ryegrass and what to do with a corn replant
In Tennessee, ryegrass population ranges in glyphosate tolerance from moderate to, in some locations, highly resistant.
Ryegrass burndown options for quick corn plant back
Though ryegrass might not be not full-blown resistant, it is typically difficult to control with glyphosate, so some non-glyphosate options are needed.
Two-pass corn herbicide program is just better most of the time
Springs in the South are wet more often than not. That is why a two-pass corn weed control program in 9 out of the last 10 years has provided more consistent weed control than reliance on a single pass.
Burndown applications behind on tough winter, but that's OK
Tennessee farmers, and those in other Southern states, are behind in spraying herbicides in burndown applications to clear hard-hit winter fields before 2014 spring planting, but winter also put weed germination behind schedule.
Dicamba shortage looms on Tennessee farms, but other options available
Dicamba-based burndown programs have been the backbone for horseweed (marestail) control in Tennessee for over a decade, but growers will have to deal with a dicamba shortage in 2014.
Tennessee weed control hampered by cool temperatures
We have about half million acres of soybeans that are late planted and a fair percentage of these are Liberty Link.
Pigweed: Control it early, or live with it
As we get into mid-May, the die is pretty much cast on how successful our weed control will be this year. How well did
Resistant pigweed a problem in corn
A lot has been written and said over the last couple of months about management strategies for glyphosate-resistant
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