Herbicide

EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Dicamba Registration for GE Crops April 28, 2016

In response to requests, the EPA announced April 28 in an EPA Update that it is extending for an additional 30 days the public comment period on the proposed regulatory decision to register dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate dicamba.

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How Cool, Rainy Weather Affects Burndown Herbicide Efficacy April 22, 2016

Due to rain the last couple of weeks and more forecast for next week, some growers may not be able to apply burndown herbicides when they would like to for utmost effectiveness. Low temperatures and wet weather can negatively impact herbicide performance.

Rainfast Period

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DiFlexx DUO: A New Corn Herbicide April 8, 2016

DiFlexx™ DUO is a herbicide for control of annual broadleaf and grass weeds in field corn, corn grown for silage, popcorn, and seed corn and for post-harvest burndown weed control. It is a premix of DiFlexx (dicamba: 19.73%) and Laudis (tembotrione: 2.83%).

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New Corn Herbicides for 2016 March 21, 2016

Several new herbicides have been registered for weed control in corn. These herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but rather are pre-mixtures of existing herbicides. They can provide excellent weed control if applied according to label directions. A season-long weed management plan should include herbicides with multiple modes of action.

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Herbicide Options for Planting Forage Cover Crops after Corn and Soybean March 18, 2016

Cover crop adoption is continuing to increase throughout Nebraska. Respondents to the 2015 cover crop survey conducted during Nebraska extension meetings indicated the top five desired benefits from cover crops are

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Calibrating Your Sprayer for Effective Application March 18, 2016

Uneven pressure throughout the sprayer boom can mean uneven application of pesticides. The first step in sprayer calibration is to determine that the spray pressure is equal throughout the spray boom.

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Setting the Sprayer Flow Rate for Non-Water Solutions March 18, 2016

Table 1. Conversion Factors for Solutions other than Water at 60° F.

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New Soybean Herbicides for 2016 March 14, 2016

Several new herbicides were recently registered for weed control in soybean. These herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action; but rather are pre-mixes of existing herbicides that can provide excellent weed control if applied according to label directions. A season-long weed management plan should include herbicides with multiple modes of action.

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