Archive for the ‘Weeds’ Category

Economics for non-GMO weed control programs published to

Monday, January 19th, 2015

-E. Hill

Each year our program assesses weed control programs for non-GMO soybeans. At the conclusion of the season Dr. Christy Sprague publishes a newsletter comparing the economics of these programs to aid farmers in decision making for the coming season. The 2014 article can now be found on under Publications –> Commercial comparisons

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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