Growers will need to use care with new herbicides

In Southeast Farm Press

by Roy Roberson

Combinations of popular herbicides like glyphosate, glufosinate, 2,4-D and dicamba will be making their way into the market place in the next few years, and while these new products will be a boon to many farmers, the side effects can likewise be an economic liability if these lethal combinations are not used correctly.

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“Dinosaur” herbicides coming back because of weed resistance

2,4-D is coming back. What many might consider a “dinosaur” may be the best solution for growers fighting weed resistance today, says Dean Riechers, University of Illinois associate professor of weed physiology. “Farmers can’t imagine going back to 2,4-D or other auxin herbicides,” Riechers says. “But herbicide resistance is bad enough that companies are willing to bring it back. That illustrates how severe this problem is.”

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