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No-Till, Cover Crops Could Be Tools To Fight Palmer Amaranth

This devastating pigweed is starting to make its way into the Corn Belt. Here’s what no-tillers need to know to protect their crops from this voracious pest.
There’s just nothing good that can be said about Palmer amaranth. It’s capable of wiping out 78% of soybean yields and a whopping 91% of corn yields on a given farm. Studies have shown populations are resistant to glyphosate, atrazine and HPPD-inhibiting herbicides.
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The Threat Of Herbicide Resistant Weeds Is A Critical Concern

There’s no doubt that much of the rapid increase in no-tilled acres over the past 20 years is due to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans. Yet, extensive reliance on this single herbicide mode of action may be holding back the future growth of no-till. Even more worrisome is the impact it could have on simply maintaining the no-till acres we already have.
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The Threat Of Herbicide Resistant Weeds Is A Critical Concern

There’s no doubt that much of the rapid increase in no-tilled acres over the past 20 years is due to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans. Yet, extensive reliance on this single herbicide mode of action may be holding back the future growth of no-till. Even more worrisome is the impact it could have on simply maintaining the no-till acres we already have.
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Palmer Amaranth Is Threat To The Corn Belt

This adaptive, noxious weed thrives in no-till fields, and preventing its spread will require proactive scouting and herbicide applications.
Palmer Amaranth, the so-called “pigweed on steroids” that has plagued Southern cotton and soybean farmers for several years, is marching northward and could soon threaten yields and profitability for Corn Belt no-tillers.
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Cover Crops from the Corn Belt and Beyond

From Texas to North Dakota, to Ontario and Kentucky, here are how some no-tillers from across the Corn Belt and into the Great Plains are using cover crops on their farms and the benefits they're witnessing.

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