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Marestail and Waterhemp Control Stategies - from Mike Roegge

Posted by John Fulton -

It was pretty evident during this past summer that marestail and waterhemp populations across the area are resistant to glyphosate. Thus many will need to utilize a different weed control strategy to control these weeds in soybean fields. The process can begin this fall. Marestail can germinate in the fall and the spring. So if using a fall application in these fields, be sure to includ...

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Researchers identify unique resistance mechanism waterhemp uses to thwart different herbicides - from Dean Riechers

Posted by John Fulton -

Responding to the first known report of waterhemp showing resistance to HPPD (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase)-inhibiting herbicides (such as Callisto, Impact, and Laudis), weed science researchers at the University of Illinois have identified two unique mechanisms in the plant that have allowed the weed to "get around" these herbicides Dean Riechers, a U of I Professor of weed phys...

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Projected 2013 and 2014 Operator and Farmland Returns - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Operator and farmland returns are projected to be lower in 2013 and 2014 as compared to returns from 2010, 2011, and 2012. Lower returns occur primarily because of lower commodity prices, but also because of higher non-land costs. Lower returns will require adjustments. On many farms, machinery and other capital purchases will need to be decreased. In addition, cash rents set at high l...

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