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Weeders of the West

Managing Dry Fallow on Idle Irrigated Cropland

As drought persists across the west, irrigation water shortages and restrictions continue to expand. Parts of Central Oregon and the Klamath Basin were particularly heavily impacted in 2021, but by no means the only production...

Insights Into Alternative Herbicides to Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used post-emergence herbicide in the region for several reasons. Glyphosate is non-selective. This means it can be used to control most weeds when they are not resistant or naturally tolerant...
Kochia in onion.

The Atrocious Summer 2021 Growing Season in the Treasure Valley of Eastern Oregon and Southwest Idaho

After I thought long and hard about what to write about this week, I settled on the 2021 cropping season in the Treasure Valley of Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. The 2021 growing season was...

Screening Weeds for Herbicide Resistance, An Underutilized Resource

We have the technology… so let us quit spraying and praying! “Do you have herbicide resistant weeds in your fields?” This is a question I have asked at every grower’s meeting I have spoken at...

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