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User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2650
  • Boone County, IN

Purdue Crop Chat Episode 27, Herbicide is in Short Supply and Prices are Skyrocketing

 
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Great Podcast featuring Purdue's ag thought leaders.  A must listen to discussion to better understand the impact of high glyphosate prices and supply chain challenges and what to do if you have to adjust your program due to product shortages.  

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2650
  • Boone County, IN

Laser Weeding - Is this the future of Weed Control?

 
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I saw an article on AgWeb the other day about a company named Carbon Robotics.  The founder says their unmanned Autonomous Laser Weeder covers 15-20 acres per day and kills 100,000 weeds per hour, delivered from eight lasers beneath its undercarriage.  I see some challenges w…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3455
  • Dallas County, Iowa

What's Your Experience with Relay Cropping? A New Way to Improve Profitability by Double Cropping in Cold Climates

 
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Check out these two articles on 'Relay Cropping,' an innovative new cropping system that allows for double cropping by harvesting a taller crop (typically a small grain like rye or barley) above the canopy of a shorter crop (typically soybeans.

Relay cropping helps Iowa farmer r…

User Picture Darcie Gallagher
  • 380
  • Jefferson County, Nebraska

Which Cover Crops are Still in Season?

 
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Glysophate and Glufosinate are among the chemicals that are going to be in short supply for the 2022 growing season. This article provided by Successful Farming indicates that producers are considering using cover crops as a weed suppression method alternative. While tank mixtur…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2300
  • Polk County, Iowa

Controlling weeds requires balance and technology helps

 
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Here is a compelling article written by a farmer friend in Wisconsin named Nancy Kavazanjian -- addressed to a non-farmer audience -- to help with public understanding on how growers of today and tomorrow are using innovative tools to control weeds in a way that protects the env…

User Picture Blair Bennis
  • 1310
  • Hancock County Ohio

John Deere See and Spray Tech

 
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What are your thoughts on the new See and Spray technology from John Deere? I think innovation like this is extremely important to the industry. However, I question how it will aid in resistance management when it goes against the approach of controlling weeds before they emerge…

User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2710
  • Delmar, Iowa

Perennial Grass

 
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I could use some help on this perennial grass species.  Clumps of grass not controls by 2X rate of Glyphosate.

Long hairy ligule, no auricles, long hairs on the leaf up to 2 inches from the sheath, no hair on the leaves.

User Picture Brian Dougherty
  • 430
  • Dubuque, IA

The buzz about drone uses in agriculture

 
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Catch up on the buzz about using drones for herbicide application, cover crop seeding, mapping and more by listening to our latest podcast episode. 

 

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2300
  • Polk County, Iowa

Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 
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Apps for identifying weeds – do they work?

 

 


As we work with crops, we all know we need to be able to identify weeds, but we are not all expert and experienced weed scientists.

A few years ago I read an article by Dr. Jared Goplen, a weed scientist and Extension Educator at…