Weed resistance is a threat to farm profitability. Hear about weed management strategies from three local weed experts: Iowa State University Extension Weed Scientist Bob Hartzler, Iowa Soybean Association Sr. Director of Research Ed Anderson and Mike Weber, Sr. Tech Services Representative for Bayer Crop Sciences.
LOGAN, IOWA—The Harrison County Herbicide Resistance Project will hold a field day Monday, June 18th. Join us from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the corn test plot at the farm operated by Larry Meyer southwest of Modale to observe weed management field trials and learn about implications for resistance management. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Designing an effective weed management plan to combat troublesome weeds and delay the development of herbicide resistance requires careful planning. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20-60 per acre. Developing long-term weed management plans that reduce the chances of resistance developing will minimize the cost of resistance.
The National Corn Growers Association recently issued a call for pre-proposals addressing innovative solutions to weed management. Potential concepts include automation in weed control, targeted herbicide application technology; targeted tillage; and harvest technologies to reduce the weed seed bank. Pre-proposals are due June 2, 2021.
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In this Weekly Weed Watch video, field agronomist Meaghan Anderson takes a look at some research plots (Edward Dearden)that have cereal rye cover crop with different timing termination. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6YG...
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