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Herbicide Diversity is Critical

With concerns continuing to develop over glyphosate weed resistance in no-tilled crops, weed scientists keep suggesting that growers start using LibertyLink and Clearfield traits that offer alter- native herbicide modes of action.
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Atrazine Usage Challenged

Despite the fact that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials estimate that growing corn without atrazine could cost no-tillers as much as $28 an acre due to reduced yields and the need for more expensive herbicides, you might be in danger of losing this long-term weed control chemical product.
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A Practical Guide To Adjuvants Answers The Basic Questions

There are hundreds of adjuvant products on the market, but with some fundamental knowledge you can sift through them comfortably.
There are at least 10 ways adjuvants can make your post-emergence herbicide work harder — and literally hundreds of adjuvant products to choose from. Here’s a look at what’s causing this proliferation and how you can be sure you’re treating your crops right.
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High Performance Needed With No-Till Corn

There’s a growing need to switch to a corn herbicide that will burn weeds down and provide season-long residual control.
While some growers see no-till as an important soil conservation measure, others see it as a way to reduce costs and boost their bottom lines. In fact, a number of farmers are switching to no-till in 2006 due to record-high fuel prices.
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Smack Dandelions Twice!

When it comes to controlling dandelions in your no-tilled fields, both a fall and spring herbicide application works best.
The pesky dandelion continues to be a problem in many no-till fields in Ohio and surrounding states.
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Focus On No-Till Soybean Diseases!

Tech reps from Syngenta Crop Protection and Bayer CropScience contend that bigger no-till soybean returns can be earned by controlling diseases rather than worrying about insect concerns.
While you can rely on a number of new technologies for controlling pests in your no-tilled soybeans, this might be the year to focus more attention on disease concerns.
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Australia Faces Herbicide Resistance, Issues Warning To U.S. No-Tillers

Post-emergents all but useless Down Under, and cases of glyphosate resistance are being monitored as Australian no-tillers are forced to protect the few herbicides that still control weeds.
No-tillers will lose one of their most precious resources — glyphosate herbicide — if they don’t take the threat of weed resistance seriously and act accordingly.
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Is Syngenta’s Approach To Herbicide Resistance Management Valid?

Two weed scientist square off on the pros and cons of this new 2-1-2 herbicide resistance strategy.
Earlier this fall, Syngenta Crop Protection initiated an educational and promotional campaign built around a herbicide resistance management strategy that they've named 2-1-2. The numeric code (below) describes an approach in which no more than two applications of glyphosate are made to one field within a 2-year period.
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Shop Talk: EPA Approval Given For New Paraquat Herbicide

A new formulation of paraquat herbicide from Syngenta Crop Protection has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Syngenta says Gramoxone Inteon sets a higher industry standard for protection of users, provides control as effective as Gramoxone Max in burndown and harvest aid uses, and offers an effective alternative to glyphosate.
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