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Weed Control in Organic Blueberries: How Electricity is Changing the Game!

A research project at Oregon State University explores the use of electrical weeders as an alternative for weed control in organic systems.

Drone Pesticide Application: the second take

This article shares the dangers of drone-applied pesticide drift on nearby crops.

Can Mixed Cover Crops Double as a Weed Control and Soil Health Builder?

Are we approaching cover crops and weed control from the wrong angle? In this post, University of Idaho's Doug Finkelnburg discusses the complexities and potential…

Small grains: the best and worst rotational crops for Palmer amaranth management in the PNW

University of Idaho's Albert Adjesiwor explains why small grains can be both helpful and problematic in Palmer amaranth management in the Pacific Northwest.

Russian thistle seedbank longevity and seedling emergence

Oregon State University's Fernando Oreja and Judit Barroso share the results of experiments conducted to determine Russian thistle seedbank longevity and seedling emergence dynamics.

Some Concerns with Roundup Ready Spring Canola for Italian Ryegrass Control

Washington State University's Dr. Drew Lyon shares the results of field studies done to evaluate the benefits of using herbicides with different modes of action,…

WATTS UP! Exploring Soil Applied Pulse Electric Field as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide

Contributors from Oregon State University share some initial findings from their project, which explores the use of pulse electric fields to eliminate soil pests in…

Need Aerial Pesticide Spray? Call the Drone Guy!

Oregon State University's Joel Felix provides useful information about drones in agriculture.

The Global Challenge of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

The University of Idaho's Doug Finkelnburg examines the global landscape and identifies herbicide-resistant weeds in various crops that are causing the most severe challenges for…

Yellow nutsedge–your next healthy snack?

Washington State University's Dr. Rui Liu sparks a conversation about yellow nutsedge in the potato industry.

Finding alternatives to glyphosate for pre-plant weed control

Over the past three years, the University of Idaho's Chandra Montgomery and Albert Adjesiwor have been evaluating several herbicides and herbicide combinations to find herbicides…

When do winter annual grass weeds germinate?

Judit Barroso with Oregon State University shares some research into understanding the germination of several problem grass weeds in wheat to help optimize control strategies.

Crop Competition Is Critical for Weed Control

What crop establishment practices have you found to be most beneficial to establishing a competitive crop?

Brake On! A New Herbicide in Highbush Blueberry

Oregon State University's Marcelo Moretti and David King share the results of Brake On! application in blueberry and other horticultural crops.

Enjoying Amaranth green veggies on your dinner table

In this article, Oregon State University's Joel Felix shares that while Amaranth is considered weedy, some members are grown ornamentally as well as for grain…

Pacific Northwest Problem Weeds Survey Results

University of Idaho's Doug Finkelnburg shares the results of the Pacific Northwest Problem Weeds Survey.

Tumbleweeds tumbling in the Columbia Basin

A new contributor to the Weeders of the West forum, Dr. Rui Liu shares knowledge about Russian thistle commonly found in the U.S.

Why do they [weeds] keep coming back? Well, weeds save a lot in the weed seedbank

Albert T. Adjesiwor with the University of Idaho shares why weeds are so hard to eliminate and recent research into weed seedbanks.

Russian-thistle dispersion and the effect of plant size and stubble height

Oregon State University's Fernando Oreja and Judit Barroso share their research into reducing Russian-thistle dispersion post-harvest.

Is No-Till Sustainable?

To till or not to till...that is the topic of this discussion. We invite you to share your insights and opinions!
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