Crop Protection

Learn which products and management tactics can help strip-tillers protect their farm ground from yield-robbing threats posed by weeds, diseases and insect pests.

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Using AMS to Combat Hard Water Antagonism of Postemergence Herbicides

The weed control efficacy of many weak acid herbicides like glyphosate, 2,4-D, clethodium and glufosinate can be reduced by hard water because the positively-charged hard water cations bind to the negatively-charged herbicide molecules, reducing the herbicide's ability to be absorbed into the plant. Find out how adding AMS to the tank can alleviate this antagonism.
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Dicamba and Temperature Inversions: Lessons Learned from 4 Years of Research

Temperature inversions are common during the growing season, and knowing how to tell if one is likely to occur may help prevent Dicamba damage on susceptible plants and crops, say researchers at the University of Missouri. Find out what their research reveals about how wind speed, cloud cover, obstructions and other factors affect temperature inversions.
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Pre-Season Management and Preparation for Tar Spot

In 2018, the prevalence and severity of tar spot increased dramatically and in some areas caused substantial yield losses. Prepare yourself for the coming growing season with these tar spot management suggestions from University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski.
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Successful Strategies for Strip-Tilling Corn-On-Corn, Weed Control & Residue Management - Cade Bushnell - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Strip-tilling in northcentral Illinois, Cade Bushnell doesn’t have the luxury of naturally high organic matter in his primarily sandy clay soils, or a consistent weather pattern he can count on each year to produce a bumper corn crop. He prefers to always have a Plan A and Plan B to manage his 1,300-acre corn and soybean operation. Planning and flexibility are paying off with consistent yields in continuously strip-tilled corn-on-corn fields.

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How to Manage the Breakdown of Corn Residue - Doug Miller - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Undecayed corn stalks and other plant residue can lead to disease and insect infestations, soils slow to warm in the spring, volunteer corn and challenges for planting equipment and seedling emergence. And while residue provides protection to soils, it’s a source of valuable nutrients to the following crop when released properly.

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