Category Archives: Weeds

Starting this Fall Paraquat Training will be Required for all Paraquat-Containing Products

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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

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Clethodim and Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Grasses

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

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UT Extension Offers Dicamba Training in 2019

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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.

Go to the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Dicamba Training Information site for updates on in-person training dates as well as Continue reading

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Enlist Soybean Gains China Approval: Some Thoughts

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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

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