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Field Burning for Italian Ryegrass Control?
As the 2020 field season winds down a lot of producers in the higher rainfall areas of the PNW are assessing what went right, wrong,…
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Multi-State Weed Science Research in Mint Grown for Oil
A unique and talented multi-state research group funded by the Mint Industry Research Council has emerged over the last several years to explore novel chemical…
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Sponge Wiper for Clopyralid in Hops
Stinger herbicide is labeled for hops grown in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington. Stinger can be broadcast applied or used as a spot-treatment by hand-held sprayer.…
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Here They Come Again
Wild oats were not a problem I experienced in my 22 years in western Nebraska. When I accepted my current position at WSU in 2012,…
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Will Stacked Herbicide Tolerance Traits Get Us Stuck in an Endless Cycle?
I would like to start by thanking you for starting this blog and for the invitation. I am really excited to be in the PNW…
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Selection Pressure and the (Un)Predictability of Herbicide Resistance
Raptor herbicide (imazamox, Group 2) was labeled by BASF for use on snap beans in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon in 2002. Imazamox is…
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Using Sociology—Yes, Sociology!—to Manage Herbicide Resistance
Sociology usually isn’t the first discipline that comes to mind when farmers, weed scientists, retailers, and others think about managing herbicide-resistant weeds. Indeed, it might…
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Crop Residue Retention as an Integrated Weed Management Strategy in Cool-Season Grass Seed Crops
Diversity is a key concept in most contexts in people’s lives: diversity of ideas, in people’s backgrounds, and cultures. Diversity in weed control strategies is…
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Have You Thought About Cooperative Weed Management?
As a follow-up to the last blog, where my colleague Aaron Esser compared weed control with the game of “Hide and Seek”, I would like…
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Weed Control is a Lot Like the Game “Hide and Seek”
As a kid, my sibling and I would often play a game of Hide and Seek (no we didn’t have video games and cell phones…
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Does Your Field Need a Vacation?
While there are many uncertainties in farming in the dryland PNW, there is one thing we can always count on: weeds. Weeds are the bane…
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Kochia, Kochia Everywhere, But Has the Emergence Changed?
Let me start by quoting a statement from Drew Lyon’s blog post on April 29, 2020 titled ‘Fluroxypyr is Everywhere!’, in which he concluded that…
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Poisonous Plants & Weeds in Pastures & Rangeland
Over the last several weeks I have received many calls about managing weeds in different types of pastures and rangeland. These calls always seem to…
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Fluroxypyr is Everywhere!
Have you noticed that you can’t turn around without bumping into a new herbicide product containing fluroxypyr? Fluroxypyr is a synthetic auxin (Group 4) in…
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Herbicide Resistance: No Déjà vu
When the first group 1 (ACCase inhibitors) herbicide, diclofop (Hoelon), was introduced about four decades ago, wild oat control in cereals was the driver.
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Herbicide Resistance: Can We Blame Costs?
Welcome to the second posting of the Weeders of the West (WOW). Let’s start with kudos to Drew Lyon for organizing this blog and recruiting…
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Herbicide Resistance: Can We Blame Glyphosate?
Welcome to the Weeders of the West (WoW) Blog. Here we discuss all things weeds, with our first post about the wicked problem of herbicide…
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Wheat & Small Grains