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IDOA ANNOUNCES STATE-SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF HERBICIDE DICAMBA ON SOYBEANS FOR 2019

  • March 1, 2019

Goal to reduce off-target movement of dicamba products
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today it will require Special Local Needs labels, including new restrictions, for the use of the herbicide dicamba on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season. Dicamba is primarily used on soybeans to control post-emergence broadleaf weeds.
On February 15, IDOA notified the manufacturers of the three dicamba-containing products approved for over-the-top application to dicamba-tolerant (DT) soybeans that additional application restrictions will be required for the 2019 growing season.…

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Dicamba Buffers, Training and Licensing: What to Know for 2019

  • December 17, 2018

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed the labels of three dicamba-containing products used in dicamba-resistant soybean varieties on October 31, 2018.  These renewed labels also contain new restrictions and requirements that did not appear on the original labels.  Each application must completely satisfy all label requirements and restrictions, but the following three new requirements might necessitate additional forethought and planning.
Additional in-field buffers
Fields that exist in counties that might harbor endangered terrestrial dicot plant species must have an in-field,…

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Precautions for Dicamba use in Xtend Soybean

  • November 13, 2018

The extension weed science programs at The Ohio State University, Purdue University, and the University of Illinois recently collaborated to revise suggestions and precautions for use of dicamba in dicamba-resistant soybean.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency renewed labels of Xtendimax, Engenia, and FeXapan last October, and this updated extension weed science publication offers additional suggestions to help further reduce off-target dicamba movement.
Dicamba Precautions_2018 Update

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Looking for Palmer amaranth Populations

  • August 27, 2018

The weed science programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois are participating in a research project sponsored by the United Soybean Board to survey and monitor the potential for the evolution of weeds with resistance to glufosinate and dicamba.  Early detection of evolved resistance to these herbicides could alert soybean farmers of the imposing threat in time for changes in management strategies that avoid herbicide failures.  Researchers in Illinois will collect seed from at least two of our most challenging weed species,…

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Illinois to host crop sciences field day near Monmouth in July

  • July 6, 2018

MONMOUTH, Ill. – The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center near Monmouth has scheduled a field day for July 18. University of Illinois crop sciences faculty, researchers, students, and Extension specialists will address issues pertinent to the 2018 growing season.
The program will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and is open to the public at no cost.
Weather permitting, presentations will take place outside next to research plots. Participants will board buses to tour portions of the farm.…

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Reminder…University of Illinois Weed Science Field Research Tour

  • June 11, 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to once again extend the invitation to attend the 2018 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day, to be held Wednesday, June 27th at the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located immediately south of the main campus on South Wright Street.  Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty,…

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Try togetherness: Study promotes cooperative weed management to curb herbicide resistance

  • June 6, 2018

The following article was written by Lauren Quinn, media specialist in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.  The article describes recently publiched research, lead by Dr. Adam Davis, a research ecologist with USDA-ARS and adjunct professor in the Department of Crop Sciences, that examined cooperative weed management as a tool used against the challenges of herbicide-resistant waterhemp.  The following quote from Dr. Davis succinctly summarizes the research: “The crux of the story is that if you do good stuff and you aggregate it at larger spatial scales,…

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Residual Soybean Herbicides Applied Postemergence

  • June 5, 2018

Soil-residual herbicides are important components of integrated weed management programs.  Reducing the number of weeds exposed to foliar-applied herbicides helps reduce the selection intensity for weeds resistant to foliar-applied herbicides.  Residual herbicides applied with postemergence soybean herbicides also can reduce the need for a second postemergence application.  However, simply applying a soil-residual herbicide does not guarantee the product will provide the desired level or duration of weed control.  Many edaphic and environmental factors influence the level of weed control achieved by soil-residual herbicides.…

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Corn Growth Stage and Postemergence Herbicides

  • May 30, 2018

The labels of most postemergence corn herbicides allow applications at various crop growth stages, but almost all product labels indicate a maximum growth stage beyond which broadcast applications should not be made, and a few even a state minimum growth stage before which applications should not be made.  These growth stages are usually indicated as a particular plant height or leaf stage; sometimes both of these are listed.  For product labels that indicate a specific corn height and growth state,…

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University of Illinois Weed Science Field Research Tour

  • May 3, 2018

The weed science program at the University of Illinois invites all weed management practitioners to our annual weed science field tour, which will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (a.k.a. South Farm), located south of campus on Wright Street extended.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and refreshments (coffee, juice, and doughnuts) will be available.  Preregistration is not required, but please let us know in advance if you will be bringing a large group of participants so we can plan accordingly for meals.…

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