Archive for the ‘Weeds’ Category

Spring review in photos 2014

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

-E. Hill

With a camera constantly at my fingertips I thought a spring review in photos would display what we have been up to lately.

Progressive Forage Grower article: Palmer amaranth…(2014)

Friday, May 16th, 2014

-E. Hill


Earlier this month MSU weed scientist, Christy Sprague, published and article for the Progressive Forage Grower titled, “Palmer amaranth: Managing this new weed problem.” This article details the characteristics and  biology of this herbicide-resistant weed and discusses management considerations specific to alfalfa.


New bulletins available from the Take Action Herbicide-Resistance Management program

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

-E. Hill

TakeAction logo

The Take Action program is a collaborative effort between the United Soybean Board, 15 land-grant universities, and several agricultural-technology companies.  The purpose of the program is to produce new educational materials an effort to help farmers prevent and manage herbicide-resistant weeds. The following newly released bulletins have been cross-posted to






Palmer amaranth management in soybean, corn and alfalfa–New bulletin

Monday, November 18th, 2013

-E. Hill


Just last week Dr. Christy Sprague published a new extension bulletin titled “Multiple herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in Michigan: Keys to management in soybean, corn and alfalfa.” This bulletin reflects our research findings after studying Palmer amaranth the past 3 summers in Michigan. In addition to being available on, this bulletin will also be included at the end of the 2014 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops (E-434). Click on the image below to view the bulletin.

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Common windgrass…new 2013 extension bulletin

Monday, October 28th, 2013

-E. Hill


Dr. Christy Sprague recently completed a 2 year study on the control of windgrass in winter wheat. As a result of this study she has produced a new extension bulletin with common windgrass information on properly identifying the weed and keys to successful management. You can find the new bulletin at in the Extension Publications section or by clicking on the image below.

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