Tag Archives: weed control

Summer Cover Crop Behind Corn

When corn has been harvested there are usually a couple months of growing season left.  Pigweed, among others weeds, can really flourish once the corn is gone and no longer competing for light, water, and nutrients.  The photo below shows … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2,4-D

Last week the question was:  What happened to this pigweed? This pigweed is suffering from a dose of 2,4-D.  This was in an Enlist cotton field.  There are lots of growers taking advantage of new Enlist and Xtend technology this … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Pigweed

Last week the question was:  What are the weeds surrounding these young cotton plants? This was an easy one.  These is pigweed, Palmer amaranth to be more specific.  There is not a single farmer in SC that hasn’t fought pigweed. … Continue reading

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Fumigant Systems for Vegetable Weed Control 2017

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Cotton Weed Control Programs For 2017

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Question of the Week: Field Pansy

Last week the question was:  What is this weed? This is a field pansy.  This is a winter annual weed that we see in fields some.  It’s generally not very concerning and it does have an attractive small flower.  It … Continue reading

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Vegetable Weed Control Resources

Here are a few publications from Dr. Stanley Culpepper of UGA on weed control systems in vegetable crops.  Dr. Culpepper presented this information at the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Expo in Savannah last month. 2017 broccoli and cabbage … Continue reading

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EPA Approves Xtend Herbicide

The EPA has approved Monsanto’s dicamba product, XtendiMax, for use in soybeans and cotton.  This has been several years in the making.  According to the EPA press release, “This registration is for a formulation of dicamba that contains an additive … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Purslane

Last week the question was:  What is this weed? This is Paraguayan purslane.  This is a prostrate growing weed with thick, fleshy leaves.  We usually find this weed in sandy areas.  Its close relative, common purslane can be a big … Continue reading

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Pigweed Worse in No-till or Conventional?

I noticed something interesting this week.  I was visiting a field in Dillon where Gordon Mikell with NRCS dug a soil pit last month (What Lies Beneath The Soil).  Once Gordon was finished with the pit, it was filled in and … Continue reading

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