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An Alternative To Roundup Ready?

No-tillers continue the debate at www.no-tillfarmer.com
While the price of some generic herbicides seems intriguing, no-tillers had to find out from their peers if the idea has merit or not. No-tillers also weighed in on different types of air seeders and their effectiveness for this month’s issue.
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New Ideas For Tackling No-Till Corn Weeds

With fewer new corn herbicides being introduced this year, check out these fresh ideas for attacking weeds from the mid-winter National No-Tillage Conference.
Some new herbicides received late Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration while other products were only test marketed in a few Midwestern states last year by manufacturers. As a result, there’s not a large number of new herbicides for controlling weeds in no-tilled corn this year.
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Horseweed Is Causing Herbicide-Resistant Concerns

Even with evidence that glyphosate products are less likely to develop resistance than many other herbicides, it still can happen.
While the plants are more commonly known as marestail in some areas of the country, horseweed plants that are resistant to glyphosate products have been found in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey in the last 2 years.
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Herbicide Containment Area Reduces Chemical Risks

Preventative measures can save you plenty of headaches and money.
Your October issue of No-Till Farmer addressed pollution liability coverage under your farm’s insurance policy. But, even more important than your insurance coverage are the preventative measures you can take to contain a chemical spill if an accident happens.
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Monsanto Drops Controversial Technology Fees

A change in the pricing structure for Monsanto’s biotechnology seed products will be showing up on seed invoices starting with next spring’s crops. Instead of farmers seeing a line item covering technology fees on an invoice, the company is shifting to a royalty pricing structure that will be paid by seed companies licensed to market these products.
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All Is Not Doom, Gloom For The Environment

Thanks to no-till and other measures, North America’s air, water and soil quality has greatly improved.
The environment is in far better shape than environmental advocacy groups and the media would lead you to believe, maintains Jay Lehr, senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio.
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Let Cover Crops Trim Your Herbicide Costs

With nitrogen and weed control costs going up, here’s plenty of South America ammunition on the benefits of keeping your no-till fields covered all year long.
If you're looking for ways to trim no-till herbicide bills, research done in Paraguay indicates seeding cover crops can help you get the job done. Keeping the soil covered can be an effective way to reduce weed concerns when no-tilling.
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