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2021 Weed Control Guide Now Available

The 2021 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois contains 236 pages of weed management information, including weed response ratings for corn and soybean herbicides.  Information and recommendations for managing weeds in small grains and forages are included, along with specific information about,…

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Make Sure You Know ALL the Changes for 2021 Dicamba Applications in Soybean

In late October 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) announced new five-year registrations for the dicamba-containing products XtendiMax, Engenia and Tavium.  These labels include new and/or additional application restrictions that were not included on previous labels.  Annual dicamba-specific training (which we hope begins soon) offered by the product registrants will undoubtedly cover many/all of the new label changes,…

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A Statement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicited seeds

“We are currently working with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to address reports of unsolicited shipments of seeds from foreign countries. Anyone who receives unordered seeds in the mail should contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture by emailing the following information to agr.seeds@Illinois.gov: First and Last Name,…

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Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Fields

Wheat harvest marks the end of one cropping cycle and the beginning of a second.  In parts of central and southern Illinois, farmers frequently opt to plant double-crop soybean following wheat harvest, with hopes that the first “killing” frost will be late enough to allow the soybean to reach maturity. …

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Guidance for the Continued Use of Dicamba-Containing Products in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently issued a document containing guidance “to help pesticide dealers, commercial pesticide applicators and farmers understand the U.S. EPA order and the State of Illinois extension of the cut-off date for application.”  The document includes many frequently asked questions and how the Department interprets the guidelines from U.S.…

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Replanting Dicamba Soybean

Replanting soybean fields or areas of fields likely will occur after soybean stand loss to recent cold temperatures or saturated soil conditions.  The following are general reminders about dicamba application timings and restrictions for Illinois soybean.

  • Air temperature restriction: do not apply approved dicamba-containing products if the air temperature in the field at the time of applications is greater than 85 degrees Fahrenheit or if the National Weather Service’s forecasted high temperature for the nearest available location for the day of application exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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