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EPA Registers Enlist Duo Herbicide

The EPA is registering the herbicide Enlist Duo from Dow AgroSciences with first-time-ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds.
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Suggestions For Reducing Spray Drift And Impact to Sensitive Areas

Along with the cool spring and slow start to the growing season, there have been many days with windy conditions. Keep in mind the objectives of any spray application are to balance productivity, efficacy, and prevent off-site movement of pesticides. In some situations, this can be easier said than done. Below are several things to consider to help reduce particle (not necessarily, vapor) spray drift.
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Accurately Measuring Pesticides Requires Correct Calibrations

Last summer, Fred Whitford from Purdue University and Pat Hipkins from Virginia Tech conducted a presentation on the various aspects of accurately measuring pesticides. In the presentation, the two identified six important steps required to achieve a safe and effective pesticide application.
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Nozzle Choice Can Determine Yields, Save Growers Money

An agricultural tool as small as a thumb can mean the difference between a 25 to 50 percent increase in yields or a 25 to 50 percent decline, according to an expert from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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Herbicide Use Rises As Resistant Weeds Hurt Control

A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops - cotton, soybeans and corn - has actually increased.
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