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New app from University of Missouri identifies herbicide injury

In Delta Farm Press

University of Missouri Extension introduced a new mobile app to identify herbicide injury at its annual Pest Management Field Day on July 10.

MU Extension weed specialist Mandy Bish says Herbicide Injury ID lets users send photos of injured plants to MU Extension for preliminary diagnosis and feedback. Users can also scroll through a library of more than 200 photos to look for similar types of damage.

Read the rest of the story in Delta Farm Press.

Hit the Target website a tool for producers on both sides of auxin training

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

While cotton and soybean producers across Texas are getting the do’s and don’ts for applying new chemical formulations to their crop, the education is being extended to producers with sensitive or susceptible crops to protect their investments.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel have more than 70 meetings planned to train producers on working with the new auxin herbicide technology in cotton and soybeans as a part of label requirements, said Dr. Scott Nolte, AgriLife Extension state weed specialist in College Station. Continue reading

Online database can help diagnose herbicide injury

In Delta Farm Press

Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides.

The new Herbicide Injury Database at https://plants.uaex.edu/herbicide/default.aspx, contains more than 1,000 images collected across two decades showing and cross-referencing herbicides and the types of damage to many types of plants. Continue reading

Avoiding Damage to Ornamentals and Turf from Herbicide Applications

By: Chris Marble, University of Florida

Proper use of herbicides is one of the cornerstones of a good weed control program – but bad things can happen when they are not used correctly. Compared to insecticides or fungicides, herbicides have a much greater potential to damage valuable ornamentals or turf, in some cases even when small mistakes are made. Luckily, if you follow a few key principles, damage can be avoided. Continue reading

Dealing with herbicide issues when rotating crops

In Southeast Farm Press

It’s a question Alan York gets every year: “I lost a crop, what can I plant there next year?”

For the most part, the question comes from cotton and corn producers, explains York, professor of crop science at North Carolina State University. “The tobacco people are going to reset tobacco, and peanut guys are going to want to plant peanuts, and soybean people are going to replant soybeans,” York says. Continue reading

When you’re doing burndown, be careful about what’s nearby

From an article in Delta Farm Press

by Bob Scott, University of Arkansas

Burndown and planting is in full swing in southeast Arkansas as I am writing this article. We are still pretty wet, however, in some areas up north. When we are anxious to plant, we tend to take risks. Watch out for wheat fields and other sensitive areas while trying to make last minute burn-down and pre applications. In particular, be aware that at this time of year, wheat is extremely sensitive to Roundup drift.

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