The results of some studies UT Extension has done to try to determine why junglerice has become a major weed pest in Tennessee Xtend cotton and soybean acres has provided some insights. This research was in-part supported by the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board and from Cotton Incorporated. Continue reading
We have started to notice Junglerice/Barnyardgrass emergence here in West Tennessee on Tuesday (April 28th). The key way to ID junglerice at this young stage is the purple base and flat stem. As the grass matures, you will start to notice some purple striping on the leaves as well as not having a ligule.
The call of the spring and now well into the summer is on failed attempts to control junglerice and goosegrass in Xtend crops. The most recent rash of calls have been from very frustrated folks who have not controlled one of those grass species even after three applications of glyphosate and/or clethodim. Most of these failed applications are coming from tank mixing Engenia or XtendiMax in the tank with either glyphosate, clethodim, or both. Continue reading