‘We’re running out of herbicides’

Farmers need to steward the new herbicide formulations of dicamba and 2,4-D to make them last.

Farmers are expected to plant between 50 and 70 percent of their acreage to Xtend and Enlist crops in 2017, judging from conversations with seed dealers, producers and weed scientists.

Why are farmers moving in a big way to new herbicides such as XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan or Enlist Duo to apply on those crops? It’s because they’re running out of herbicides, according to the University of Tennessee’s Larry Steckel.

That makes it even more important to steward those old/new herbicides through increased diversity of choices and use of non-herbicidal controls, says Dr. Steckel, Extension weed scientist who was a speaker at the Xtend Your Dicamba Knowledge Seminar at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.

To watch more videos from the Xtend Your Dicamba Knowledge Seminar at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, click on:

http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/non-labeled-herbicide-formulations-may-be-problematic-2017

http://www.deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/start-clean-rotate-chemistries-make-xtend-work

 

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