Crop Protection

Resisting Weeds!

Current controllable weeds have the potential to become no-tiller's worst nightmare.
Dave Cole is worried. As a crop consultant with many no-tillers and president of Independent Technical Agricultural Consulting Of Wisconsin, Inc., (ITAC) in Prairie Du Sac, Wis., this crop scout with 40 years of scouting experience says some weeds, while they’re controllable today, have the potential to eventually be resistant to most forms of weed control.
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Rotating Pests Out Of No-Till

While farmers are looking to rotations to provide more no-tilling benefits, many find they also help keep pests at bay.
Farmers in the Dakotas are nuts about rotations. No-till rotations improve soil quality, enhance yields, decrease the amount of fertilizer needed—and help farmers manage pest problems.
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New 2000 Weed Control For No-Till Corn

Since the new millennium means new decisions, technical representatives from American Cyanamid, Zeneca Ag Products, Aventis CropScience and Monsanto outlined new compounds and label changes for no-till corn to help the 715 attendees at the National No-Tillage Conference last January in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Merger Mania Hits Herbicide Companies

Four potential mergers among agricultural chemical firms have hit the news in recent weeks. While it's too soon to tell what will happen, they will definitely bring changes to the North American farm scene.
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