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ISSUE DATE: 01/21/2013

Herbicide rotation just as important as crop rotation for sunflowers

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Kansas has historically been known as the Sunflower State. But with the recent confirmation of populations of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in the state, the most recognizable state symbol could someday be a weed. That poses a problem for sunflower growers.

"One of the major needs expressed by growers over the last four or five years is the need for better broadleaf weed control in sunflowers," said Phil Stahlman. "Palmer amaranth is a growing concern in sunflowers and kochia as well." Stahlman is a weed scientist at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kan.

In fact, he said, in addition to the widespread presence of glyphosate-resistant kochia throughout western Kansas, there are limited pockets of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in parts of central Kansas. And there are even some populations of Palmer amaranth that are resistant to the HPPD class of herbicides, such as Callisto, Impact or Armezon, and Laudis.

Typically, a sunflower grower would ensure that his field was clan before planting, using a glyphosate burndown, but with glyphosate resistance in weeds, he needs to have other options available. And that doesn't mean just a crop rotation, he added.


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Public Lands Council offers student scholarships to legislative conference
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USDA designates all 77 counties in state as primary natural disaster areas
USDA highlights 2012 investments to build stronger rural communities

CROPS

Bacteria pitted against fungi to protect wheat and barley
Colorado Young Farmers to meet in February in Monte Vista
Combating USDA's top-ranked invasive insect
Computer modeling shows importance of early season weed control
Corn producers to hold aflatoxin research update
Cotton Genetics Research Award presented
Diversified Ag Conference to address spring seeding, hay feeding, cattle grading, insect control
Drainage ditches can help clean up field runoff
Farm Bureau elects leadership and adopts new policy positions
Farm Fresh Directory helps market local ag products
Farmers market grants available
Farmers, educators do more with cover crops and no-till
Field crop conditions vary widely
Food processing center plans extrusion workshop for food industry
Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days features educational programs
Garden City Farm Show will address ground water shortage, alternative crops
Governor's Ag Conference to feature former treasury secretary
Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture to focus on innovation for the future
Herbicide rotation just as important as crop rotation for sunflowers
Integrity of certified seed relies on clean machines
Kansas farmers support local schools through America's Farmers Grow Rural Education
K-State work indicates glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth weed present
Land Application Training days offered in February
Large cotton supplies, weather will weigh heavily in 2013
Lease resources available
Leopold Conservation Award applications available
McGrath named 2012 'Woman in Agriculture'
Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show scheduled
National Corn Growers award top entries in annual yield contest
NCC launches Emerging Leaders Program
Nebraska Soybean Board to meet Jan. 21 and 22
Organic farming conference provides wealth of information to producers
OSU center to host Export Basics training
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Producers encouraged to submit acreage reports
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Sorghum schools planned in February
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Spring conference on aging announced
Study: Missouri's corn and ethanol industries drive rural economy
Tom Osborne to give keynote at Ag Outlook conference
TRAC-7 Program will be on display at Kansas Workforce Summit
Triple C offers Hydra Bed
Wheat Technology Conference 2013: Sharpening Your Production Skills For Maximum Profit

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AHC urges horse community to take part in USDA agricultural census
ASA announces internships
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Montana Stockgrowers, Extension announce Steer of Merit certifications
Nebraska Cattlemen members adopt policies
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UAPB livestock specialist visits Kenya
UNL cattlemen's seminars scheduled

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Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
Joplin regional sales report
Lexington livestock market report
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Newell sheep sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

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Meditation
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