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ISSUE DATE: 01/20/2014

Herbicide resistance is a solvable problem

By Doug Rich

All weeds, including herbicide-resistant weeds, have weaknesses. The best way to control herbicide-resistant weeds is to target those weaknesses.

Kevin Bradley, Extension weed specialist at the University of Missouri, said he is probably biased but he thinks herbicide resistance is the No. 1 pest problem right now and it is a severe problem in soybean production. Bradley said there are resistant-weed problems in corn but it is nowhere as significant as the problems that occur in soybeans.

Lowell Sandell, weed science Extension education specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said he tends to see more problems in soybeans than corn because the chemical toolbox is not as large for soybeans, particularly with post-emergence products. Sandell said in corn, even with glyphosate-resistant weeds, there is still a pretty good selection of tools to control waterhemp and marestail (horseweed).

In Missouri the top three herbicide-resistant weeds are waterhemp, marestail, and giant ragweed. Waterhemp and marestail top the list of weed problems in Nebraska with herbicide-resistant kochia being the main problem in the western half of the state.

“But it is a solvable problem,” Bradley said. “There are some management practices we have been doing over the past several years that are having an impact. The No. 1 management practice is the use of multiple, alternative effective herbicide modes of action on the weed in question.”


'Beginning genealogy' focus of workshop
European commission proposes tripling spending to support ag exports
Farm bill votes slip further down the calendar
Grants available to help communities reduce wildfire risk
Kansas farm-to-preschool program seeks more funding
Noted scientist to speak Feb. 5 on Hydrofracking impacts on water resources
Rural fire grants awarded
Xtreme Air event planned in Dodge City


Ag Hall of Fame nominations sought
Check moisture level in sunflower bins
Coffee meetings to discuss on-farm research
Conservation easement preserves historic ranch and fragile wildlife
Drought, extreme temperatures may do damage to wheat in High Plains
Extension to host private pesticide applicator recertification meetings
Good nutrient management needed for good water quality
Herbicide resistance is a solvable problem
Kansas Soybean Contest winners near 100-bushel mark
Kansas Soybean Expo features research update
K-State Sorghum Production Schools planned for February
KSU Ag Profitability and Stewardship Conference set for Jan. 30
Market Vegetable Growers Workshop set Feb. 8
NASS final estimates: Arkansas shows records for all major crops
Nebraska ag department to have poster contest
New Montana wheat and barley bureau chief announced
New rice competes with weeds, offers high grain quality
News of record large corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage
Oklahoma Conservation Districts express concern over proposed fees for agriculture producers
Report summarizes Corn Belt farmer perspectives on climate, agriculture
Specialist: Time to start topdressing wheat
Sunflower production down in 2013
Technology can give farmers a leg up on wheat streak mosaic virus
USDA announces speakers for 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum
USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Applications
Western Farm Show hosts 2014 Championship Tractor Pull
Winter a good time to review pesticide licensure


Animal cruelty could become felony in South Dakota
AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges set
Beef nutrition expert testifies at the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee meeting
Cattlemen's College gives producers an opportunity to learn
Cattlemen's Day at Gudmundsen looks ahead to 2014 growing season
Cold weather management schedule important for successful sheep and goat production
Colorado has 10 trich cases in 2013
Equifest of Kansas set Feb. 14 to 16
Groups urge Congress to reject poultry inspection outsourcing plan
Hereford-sired replacement females average $529 more than Angus-sired females at sale
ICA has leadership continuity as it heads into New Year
ICA members adopt policy for state, national issues
Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition celebrates successful first year
Iowa Pork Producers to hold annual meeting Jan. 21
Iowa Pork Regional Conferences offer risk and financial management information
Laura Field named Nebraska Cattlemen director of legislative affairs
Marston to lead Red Angus Association of America
Missouri CattleWomen's Association elects president
Montana Department of Agriculture looks to expand beef genetic exports to South Africa
MRHA holds 2013 finals
MSU Extension and MSGA announce 2013 Steer of Merit certifications
National Western Stock Show opens with second highest attendance in show history
Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announces availability of youth scholarships
NMSU ranch management series to discuss herd genetic selection
S.D. blizzard Rancher Relief Fund tops $4 million
Shawnee Extension to host Winter Livestock Feeding and Care Workshop
Specialist urges producers to watch drought cycle before buying replacement cattle
Strong U.S. red meat exports in November
Tommy Sheets headlines annual Horsin' Around conference at UNL
Triple C celebrates 30 years, unveils 30 Series Hydra Bed
Veterinary assistant training e-publication now available online
West Central Cattlemen's Day to focus on rebuilding the herd


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OSHA oversteps its bounds
The pork chops that changed my life


Cable theft deterrent product offered by irrigation company
Fat cattle making money
FDA approves injection to treat shipping fever
January thaw
Putting away the holiday
Swine vaccine emphasizes efficiency, safety, convenience
Tyson Foods desires to be European


Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dodge City livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids mixed
Hay trade remains slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock market report
Lexington livestock market report
Most hay selling steady, demand light
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report


2014 Pasture Management Series sign-up is open
Kansas Graziers Association to host 15th annual conference
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference announces program
NMSU Extension to host forage growers workshop Jan. 31
Winter cover crops offer extended beef grazing, says MU specialist on 3-state tour


FFA members have gold buckle dreams
Green beans and apron strings
Helpful money-saving tips
New peach varieties available for home gardens across Texas
Oklahoma Market Garden School planned
Special features abound in Wood
Winterizing your home

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