Tag Archive: Herbicide

Herbicide Alternatives for Prickly Pear and Dogfennel without Cleanwave

Traditionally, the most common herbicide program for prickly pear control has been Remedy plus diesel fuel or basal oil. However, this program is costly since high rates are needed (20% solution) and grass injury around the cactus plant is very high. A better alternative would be fluroxypyr, the active ingredient in Vista herbicide. Photo Credit: …

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Herbicide Programs for Cotton and Peanuts

Plan now for weed management in row crops to prevent Palmer pigweed infestations like this one! Now is the time of year growers should plan their weed control programs.  Palmer pigweed management requires using the right herbicides in a timely manner. Below are the UF/IFAS recommended Palmer pigweed management programs for cotton and peanuts. If …

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Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Aminopyrolid damaged peanuts Photo by Joel Love, FDACS Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these fields were …

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Managing Herbicide Resistance Video

Dr. Ramon Leon, University of Florida Weed Science Specialist, shares highlights from his “Managing Herbicide Resistance” presentation he made at the 2013 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course in Marianna.  In this video, he provides important considerations for preventing and managing herbicide resistant weeds in row crops. Author: Josh Thompson – j.thompson@ufl.edu Josh Thompson is a …

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Herbicide Failure, Weed Resistance, and Pesticide “Stewardship”

Success or failure? There are a number of important factors that affect the outcome of weed control. If you are a pesticide applicator, you may have encountered some herbicide treatments that did not produce the results you expected.  Why is that?  There are a number of factors that can contribute to less than perfect pesticide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/26/herbicide-failure-weed-resistance-and-pesticide-stewardship/

The How and Why of Herbicide Incorporation

Dr. Jason Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialist  jferrell@ufl.edu Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start. In our current climate of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds, a good preemergence program is more valuable than ever. However, method and timing of application dramatically impact the efficacy of many preemergence herbicides. To improve their …

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