Crop Protection

Check Out Burndown Choices

Types of weeds, size of weeds, tankmix partners, carriers and weather all need to be considered when deciding on the most effective burndowns for your no-till fields.
As you make burndown weed control decisions for 1999, make sure that you fully understand all of your herbicide options.
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Weed Control Gets Cheaper

In early September, Monsanto officials announced price reductions of $6 to $10 per gallon for Roundup herbicide products. At the same time, technology fee increases were announced for Roundup Ready soybeans.
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Holding On To Bt

If no-till corn growers don't take precautionary measures, European corn borer will likely strike back against BT corn.
The introduction of hybrids containing the Bt gene gave no-tillers a new management tool to reduce European corn borer losses, but how long this tool will remain effective is the responsibility of growers.
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No-Till Weed Shifts Alarming

Resistance is increasing as weeds adapt to different tillage practices, rotations and heribicides.
Doug Buhler is as concerned about weeds as any no-tiller. The weed specialist from Ames, Iowa, is apprehensive about the increased resistance to herbicides that weeds are showing in an ever-increasing frequency.
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The Benefits Of Cover Crops

No-tiller Steve Groff told attendees at the 1998 National No-Tillage Conference that cover crops provide his no-till operations with numerous benefits. Groff says cover crops:
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Goodbye From A No-TIll Pioneer

In mid-July at the Belleville Research Center near Belleville, Ill., George Kapusta held his 32nd annual agronomy “dog-and-pony show.” A veteran no-till researcher and speaker at several of our mid-winter National No-Tillage Conferences, the Southern Illinois University (SIU) weed scientist plans to retire later this year.
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