Archive for the ‘Herbicides’ Category

2015 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update scheduled

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

E. Hill

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 15th to attend the 2015 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update at the MSU Pavillion. More details and online registration can be found in Michigan State University Extension link below.

2015 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update

MSPC Sponsored Herbicide Resistance Video

Monday, October 5th, 2015

-E. Hill

MSPC video

Detection and Confirmation of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Michigan

Collect weed seeds now if resistance is suspected

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

-E. Hill

If you suspect that you have herbicide resistant weeds in your fields, now is the time to collect seed and have it tested. This week I began my new role as the Weed/Herbicide Diagnostician with MSU Diagnostic Services. One of my main responsibilities is continuing the herbicide resistance screening that has been conducted in Christy Sprague’s laboratory the past several years. The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee has agreed to continue to suplement the costs of this testing for soybean growers so that they may submit samples free of charge. Species that are eligible for the free testing include amaranth species (Palmer amaranth, common waterhemp, Powell amaranth), maretail/horseweed, common and giant ragweed, and common lambsquarters. A minimum of 5 plants with mature seed present should be collected, stored in a sealed paper bag and mailed or brought into Diagnostic Services (578 Wilson Rd., Room. 107, East Lansing, MI 48824-6469). Please also send in a completed form with your submission (MSPC resistance screen form).

The turn around time for results can  be 2-3 months to allow us to clean samples, break seed dormancy, grow and treat seedlings in the greenhouse, and assess control.

Stay tuned as I develop some photos and other materials to ensure the best collection of samples.

 

Recently this topic has been in the MI news:

Consider collecting seeds from weed escapes if you think they may be resistant to herbicides  -MSUE, Bruce MacKellar

Also,  stay tuned for a video that Christy Sprague and I recorded with MSPC this week further detailing detecting and confirming resistance.

 

 

2015 Weed Tour Success

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

-E. Hill

This year’s Weed Tour may have been one for the record books. There were upwards of 300 participants! When I wasn’t driving tractor or visiting with participants I managed to grab just a few photos to share…please enjoy! Also, if you were at the tour and did not receive a tour book because we ran out, please let me know via email (hiller12@msu.edu) and we will try to get you a copy. All the same information will be available at the end of the season online when we post our “Annual results“.

New 2015 Michigan Soybean News article

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

-E. Hill

Christy Sprague just published an article in the summer 2015 edition of Michigan Soybean News titled “Improve Soybean Profits: Make timely postemergence herbicde applications and scout for weeds.” To view this article (pg. 10-11) and other articles in this volume, please visit Michigan Soybean News (the page may take a little while to download due to photos).

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