The EPA will be requiring that anyone who purchases, mixes or applies a paraquat containing herbicide to take the “How to Safely Use and Handle Paraquat-Containing Products” online training module. Continue reading
Clethodim is quickly replacing glyphosate as the “go-to” herbicide for grass control in West Tennessee. It began a few years ago as folks found that ryegrass and poa in many fields could no longer be controlled with glyphosate. In more recent years the pace has accelerated as the spread of glyphosate-resistant (GR) summer grasses like goosegrass, jungle rice and Johnsongrass have made it necessary to add clethodim to glyphosate to “prop up” the grass control. Continue reading
There have been quite a few phone calls recently with questions on wheat weed control. A big difference from previous years’ late winter calls on wheat is that no crop inputs have been able to be applied due to all the wet weather. As such many wheat fields have well established weeds. Continue reading
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Dicamba training is once again mandatory for all individuals applying XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan in 2019. Individuals who completed dicamba training in 2018 will still be required to complete training in 2019.
The one-hour Dicamba Stewardship training will be held in-person at regional grain conferences and at UT Extension county meetings held across the state. These trainings will begin January 22.
Additionally, the training will soon be available online through K@TE, the university’s learning management system for training and professional development.
Cost of the training is $25.
The news this week was the China approval of Enlist E3 soybeans (soybeans tolerant to glufosinate, glyphosate and 2,4-D) for import. China also approved the import of Syngenta’s MGI soybeans. Those soybeans are tolerant to Callisto, glufosinate and Balance herbicides. My understanding is this MGI trait in soybeans still needs EU approval so unlike the Enlist E3 soybeans they will not be offered for sale this year. Continue reading
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture announced they will not impose additional restrictions on applications of Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax in 2019, stating EPA’s new label requirements sufficiently address concerns with product applications. Read the full statement.