Herbicide Resistance in Palmer Amaranth

July 19, 2010 08:46 AM


Ohio farmer Ed Winkle could hardly believe his eyes when he saw the magnitude of Arkansas fields infested with glyphosate resistant Palmer Amaranth. "Midwest growers should see this. It makes you realize resistance is real," says Winkle.  Winkle was part of a group of growers, wed management, tillage and agronomy experts that met last week in the Mid-south to discuss an initiative called "Respect the Rotation," facilitated by Bayer CropScience.
Andy Hurst, product manager for Bayer, says a key goal is to preserve the utility of glyphosate herbicide and promote proper stewardship of viable technologies. "Respect the Rotation provides the opportunity for an open dialogue to help define how the industry can work comprehensively to support and act upon the messages the weed science community has championed for years."
Listen in as Winkle describes what he saw in the corn, soybean and cotton fields of eastern Arkansas and how it will impact his herbicide decisions.


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