Crop Protection

No-Till Weed Management Deserves Another Look

With the emergence of Roundup Ready crops and no-tillers’ reliance on glyphosate, especially in soybeans, management of herbicide programs should be changing, too.
Some no-tillers, whether they recognize it or not, practice weed control without ever really coming to grips with the subject, says Bryan Young, a Southern Illinois University weed scientist.
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True Believers Tout Benefits Of Fall Weed Control Program

As 140-plus years of farming history comes to an end, this religious order keeps its focus on profitable, environmentally favorable practices for those who remain.
As they wind down their farming at Carthagena, Ohio, the brothers of the Society of the Precious Blood religious order intend to leave the land in the best condition possible while helping other farmers succeed in their place.
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Yield Is What Counts

Results of a long-term evaluation of five weed control systems in northern Illinois indicate that yield is the major difference rather than the actual amount of effective weed control.
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If Spray Coverage Counts, These Tips Could Save A Season

Noted expert on spray nozzles provides points to remember as you prepare to cover your fields with herbicides and fungicides.
Robert Klein is an agronomist at the University of Nebraska and an expert on spray nozzles. He offered general guidelines for selecting and using spray equipment in the April issue of No-Till Farmer (see Pages 14 and 15). Below are other nuggets of advice Klein offered to attendees at this year’s National No-Tillage Conference:
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New Growing Season Brings More Protection For Soybeans

The list of options grows as no-tillers face the threat of Asian rust on top of the usual diseases, weeds and insects.
A NUMBER OF NEW products and Section 18 exemptions from the Environmental Protection Agency for the use of fungicides against Asian soybean rust means more options for no-tillers looking to protect their soybeans. Here’s a company by company rundown of the products no-tillers can add to their list of choices.
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