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Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

Ragweed in cotton
Photo: Painter, Virginia, 2016

Excessive reliance on glyphosate to control ragweed has allowed resistant varieties to flourish in cotton production systems.

A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Herbicide-resistant Common Ragweed Management in Cotton” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts diversify management practices and herbicide applications to better control ragweed populations.

This 27-minute talk by Charlie Cahoon, Extension Weed Specialist at Virginia Tech University, provides information that helps users:

• Improve cover crop selection and rotation strategies
• Avoid ineffective control measures and herbicide applications
• Assess different pre- and post-emergence herbicide combinations

This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco.

‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 50 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks — freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.

This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.

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