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After Corn Harvest, Farmers Should Continue Managing Weeds

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Georgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be focused on staying ahead of weeds that can cripple the next year’s crop. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn weed specialist Eric Prostko says that Palmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, has the potential to ... Read More »

Syngenta Gains EU Import Approval For Agrisure Duracade Trait In Corn

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The European Commission — the executive branch of the European Union — has granted import approval to the Agrisure Duracade trait, which contains a unique corn rootworm control. The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within countries of the EU, according to a news release. Agrisure Duracade hybrids from Syngenta (Agrisure Duracade 5222 ... Read More »

Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Raises Management Questions

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• By Larry Steckel • Questions continue to arise on management of glyphosate-resistant (GR) Johnsongrass in corn, soybean and cotton. GR Johnsongrass continues to become more of an issue with each passing year. The main threat with Johnsongrass is in corn where there are few POST applied options. Judging by infestations of Johnsongrass in some corn fields, we may not ... Read More »

Some Tips For Tough-to-Control Poa, Ryegrass

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• By Larry Steckel • Clearly this year, many are having trouble managing ryegrass and poa. Questions began months ago and continue today and have ranged from tactics to burn them down before planting to how to control them in a standing corn crop. What has become abundantly clear is that glyphosate is no longer an effective burn down option ... Read More »

One Gutsy Extension Agent

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Summer gardens here on the farm have rows as long as some of your corn rows, if not longer. Peas from A to Z, (White) Acres to Zippers, are planted and the bounty fills the freezers of many families, including mine. Because of the size of this garden, it tends to be moved around a lot from the edges of ... Read More »

Control Weeds Prior To Planting: Burndown Timing and Options

As fields begin to dry and the extended forecast predicts better conditions for weed management strategies, burndown applications will be going out. Research has shown that burndown applications need to be applied four to six weeks prior to planting to prevent physical competition between weeds and the crop as well as to reduce the chance of damage from insects such ... Read More »

New Products for 2015: Companies offer new ways to help protect your crop

Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season. “A new tool to help growers start their season off strong, this product is different than other early season crop management treatments because it provides extended residual control by forming a ... Read More »

Prep And Planting

Soil preparation and precise planting are keys to optimizing corn yield potential. The University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Arkansas (U of A) Cooperative Extension Services offer the following insight into helping Southern farmers achieve this goal. Soil Management And Tillage In addressing its state’s specific needs, UGA Extension says, “Water erosion is a significant problem on many Georgia ... Read More »

Corn Weed Control

By Bruce Schultz Because corn weed control starts with clean fields, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson is advising Louisiana corn farmers to take a proactive approach to controlling weeds. First, a burndown of weeds should be done four to six weeks before planting. The end result removes weeds that will compete with corn for moisture and nutrition and eliminate ... Read More »

Weed Control in Georgia

Consider weed species, rotational crops and cost per acre in putting together a weed management plan for field corn. By Dr. Eric P. Prostko One of the most important aspects of field corn production is weed management. Uncontrolled weeds not only reduce corn yields through their competition for light, nutrients and moisture, but they can also severely reduce harvest efficiency. ... Read More »