BASF plans to launch Surtain herbicide for 2024 farmer use, pending EPA approval. It features two active ingredients that tackle up to 79 tough broadleaves and grasses, including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and ragweed.
On the low end, expect to invest at least $50 an acre in the Midwest and $85 in the South for products. Some corn and soybean farmers are evaluating adjuvants and management practices that could help trim expenses.
Dry conditions and limited herbicide supplies crippled many farmers' weed-control efforts this year, setting up a perfect storm for weeds and grasses next season. Here are five ways to take charge of the situation.
Asian copperleaf was found in an Iowa soybean field this summer. Agronomists are evaluating how much of a concern the weed poses to row crops there. It has been confirmed in only one other U.S. location: New York City.
This was a familiar scene in fields across the Midwest this season. Not only did volunteer corn impact soybean yields, agronomists say it sheltered rootworm eggs that can overwinter and infest corn crops next spring.
In 2020, Pat Duncanson began a three-year march toward organic certification on 100 acres of corn and soybean ground. After a weed honeymoon, weeds rebounded in 2021, and Duncanson brought in a chopping crew.
Non-GMO soybeans at R2 to R3 are seeing weed flushes. You will 'burn' the beans to get rid of waterhemp, but that's a better option than leaving the weed to flourish, go to seed and fill the seed bank for next spring.
An Oregon case marks the latest in a long line of lawsuits the company has had to contend with in the past few years. Most of the 138,000 cases have come out of the U.S. residential lawn and garden marketplace.
It is far too common to see waterways in Louisiana clogged by giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic plant native to South America. Now, Louisiana is looking at an alternative use for the noxious plant — paper.
BASF and Bosch are developing new technology for weed management. Their system photographs weeds, signals nozzles to spray and records the data in milliseconds. Farmers then get a map printout for easy reference.
Gear your control efforts toward weeds that emerge when air temperatures are between 40 and 70 degrees °F. These include ragweed species, common lambsquarters, burcucumber, kochia, common sunflower and marestail.
It's in low supply, and the price is high -- if you can even get it. This checklist can help you get the best weed control outcomes from whatever supply of glyphosate you were able to secure for this season.
The new agreement means farmers will have "more choices and additional tools" for integrated weed management. In the process, Bayer remains committed to marketing its current crop systems and developing new technologies.
Pesticide and seed producer Bayer said on Monday a supplier of an ingredient for its widely used herbicide glyphosate has run into technical problems which may hamper Bayer's output of the product in the short term.
For 142 years, a secret seed society at Michigan State University has uncovered one of the world’s oldest science experiments, answering how long weed seeds remain viable. Today, one weed species continues to sprout.
Bayer's Louisiana glyphosate plant is back online, but the glyphosate shortage is industry wide as one Extension weed scientist says growers need to make multiple crop chemistry plans for the next two years.
By digging through the thousands of data sets, a team at the University of Illinois and ARS uncovered it's not just climate making weed control hard, but late season weed pressure has a devastating impact on corn yield.