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Alabama row crops short course moves online

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Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Available Dec. 14, the topics run the gamut ... Read More »

NCSU launches hybrid grower auxin training for 2021

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As most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products or over-the-top use to dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training. Therefore, North Carolina State Extension, in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will continue to provide training to North Carolina famers, applicators and retailers via the Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training. However, ... Read More »

BASF updates Engenia label, plans 2 related product launches

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On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s reregistration of Engenia-brand dicamba, BASF has updated the label to reflect application changes. The company also hopes to launch two products that can be used in conjunction with Xtend crops. Label enhancements The new Engenia herbicide registration includes updated label enhancements to further reduce the potential for off-target applications. They include: • ... Read More »

EPA extends dicamba registrations with new rules for 5 years

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved registrations for two dicamba products for another five years and extended the registration of another dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other crops not tolerant to dicamba. “With today’s decision, farmers now have ... Read More »

A Plant Protection Priority

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The National Cotton Council worked closely with EPA and agribusiness allies to ensure dicamba’s continued availability. What was the threat to dicamba? ■ After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the 2018 registration of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia dicamba herbicides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act in June, the NCC immediately sent a letter ... Read More »

Stewardship grows more important with dicamba-resistant pigweed

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• By Larry Steckel • Has Palmer amaranth evolved dicamba resistance in Tennessee? Results from some of the greenhouse experiments this winter and spring as well as in field research this growing season would suggest that our state now has dicamba-resistant (DR) Palmer amaranth. These DR populations are established in Crockett, Gibson, Madison, Shelby and Warren counties and likely several ... Read More »

Recent pigweed escapes are troubling

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• By Tom Barber • Over the last couple weeks I have had several conversations with consultants and growers about pigweed control. Many are concerned with the levels of postemergence control they are seeing in all technologies but especially with glufosinate or Liberty. I have received several pictures of pigweed escapes following two or three Liberty applications in Northeast Arkansas. ... Read More »