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  • Sep 17, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Herbicide Carryover 2

    The growing season is finished, but the drought continues to affect soil. There are concerns from farmers about herbicide carryover into 2013. Brent Wilson, DuPont Pioneer, and Jeff Carpenter, DuPont, talk about the potential for herbicide carryover and how to manage that carryover. The keys to management are to consider late POST-applications and understand which active ingredients were applied....More
  • Jun 27, 2012

    Weed-Resistance Battle in the Midwest 5

    Ford Baldwin of Practical Weed Consultants, LLC, in Austin, Ark., says Midwest growers are just two years away from losing glyphosate as an effective herbicide – just as Southern farmers already have. "It's now a grass herbicide in the South," said Baldwin, who was speaking on "Weed Resistance 2.0" during Beck's Hybrid Media Day in Atlanta, IN. "We can no longer build a herbicide program around it. It's not just a broadleaf weed (herbicide) anymore.”...More
  • Jun 6, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    BASF: Crop Production Challenges 1

    Farming is a challenging business, and among those challenges is chemical use. Nevin McDougall, senior VP, North America crop protection, BASF, talks about some of the challenges facing farmers today, including weed management and fungicide use and how BASF is doing its best to help farmers maintain a sustainable use of such chemicals....More
  • May 25, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    May 2012 Crop Update 1

    The corn and soybean crops are off to a nice start in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, says Kent Thiesse, former Extension educator and vice president of MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, MN. He notes that drought-like conditions have been overcome by some nice rainfall in May, which included some storms. Herbicide application has been a challenge due to wind and rain, Thiesse says....More
  • May 22, 2012

    Planting, Herbicides and Farm Programs 1

    Across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, nearly all the intended corn is planted, and over 90% of the soybeans were planted as of May 18. Most of the corn and many of the soybeans that are planted in this region have emerged, and stands look fairly good....More

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