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Posts From Jason Bond, Research/Extension Weed Scientist

Weed of the Week: Henbit

Weed of the Week: Henbit

🕔10:33, 10.Oct 2012

Henbit is native to Europe and Asia but can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, pastures, and lawns throughout Mississippi.

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Weed of the Week:  Annual Bluegrass

Weed of the Week: Annual Bluegrass

🕔08:16, 4.Oct 2012

Identifying features of annual bluegrass are its light green color, low and clumping growth habit, open leaf sheath, and lack of hairs.

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Weed of the Week:  Downy Brome

Weed of the Week: Downy Brome

🕔10:19, 26.Sep 2012

Downy brome can be problematic in some areas in winter wheat, pastures, and also in alfalfa.

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Weed of the Week: Cheat

Weed of the Week: Cheat

🕔16:57, 19.Sep 2012

Cheat is a tufted, erect, winter annual grass species that is native to Europe. Cheat prefers open areas with full sunlight, such as cultivated fields, roadsides, and pastures.

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Weed of the Week:  Italian Ryegrass

Weed of the Week: Italian Ryegrass

🕔10:39, 10.Sep 2012

Italian ryegrass plants germinate from fall through early spring, are highly competitive, and grow rapidly in the winter and early spring months.

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Weed of the Week:  Texas Millet

Weed of the Week: Texas Millet

🕔08:21, 6.Sep 2012

Texas millet is native to the southern United States and can be found in crop fields, pastures, roadsides, and untended areas in Mississippi.

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Weed of the Week:  Southwestern Cupgrass

Weed of the Week: Southwestern Cupgrass

🕔09:39, 30.Aug 2012

Southwestern cupgrass has become an increasing problem in recent years in Mississippi.

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Weed of the Week: Broadleaf Signalgrass

Weed of the Week: Broadleaf Signalgrass

🕔08:00, 22.Aug 2012

Broadleaf signalgrass is widely dispersed throughout the southeastern region of the United States.

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Weed of the Week:  Browntop Millet

Weed of the Week: Browntop Millet

🕔08:22, 13.Aug 2012

In Mississippi, browntop millet is found in cultivated areas, lawns, pastures, and along roadsides.

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Post-Harvest Weed Control Options

Post-Harvest Weed Control Options

🕔17:13, 8.Aug 2012

Tillage (disking, chisel plowing, etc.) is a common means of post-harvest weed control and a way to encourage rapid degradation of crop residues. However, this process can also bring new weed seeds to the surface, allowing them to germinate.

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Weed of the Week:  Sicklepod

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

🕔14:56, 7.Aug 2012

Sicklepod is competitive with row crops during their seedling stages, so the first few weeks after planting are critical for control.

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Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth on Turnrows and Ditchbanks

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth on Turnrows and Ditchbanks

🕔10:40, 31.Jul 2012

One area of concern in glyphosate-resistant (GR) Palmer amaranth management is controlling this species on turnrows, field borders, and ditchbanks.  Clean crop fields surrounded on turnrows and/or ditchbanks by GR Palmer amaranth is a common sight in areas where it

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Weed of the Week:  Partridgepea

Weed of the Week: Partridgepea

🕔08:55, 31.Jul 2012

Partridgepea is often used as a wildlife forage because of the variety of species that feed off of the plant.

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Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna

Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna

🕔07:34, 26.Jul 2012

Written by: Blake Edwards, Tom Eubank and Jason Bond Coffee Senna Family: Caesalpinia Scientific name: Senna occidentalis Synonyms: Bricho, Coffeeweed, Septicweed Coffee senna is an erect, summer annual plant that has alternate and compound leaves along the stem with opposite

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Weed of the Week:  Hemp Sesbania

Weed of the Week: Hemp Sesbania

🕔08:59, 18.Jul 2012

Late-emerging hemp sesbania is problematic at harvest due to its height, woody stem, and the fact that its black seed contaminate grain samples.

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Weed Control to Weed Management

🕔15:08, 25.May 2012

When glyphosate was effective on most weeds, we were in a period of “weed control”. However, over the last few years since glyphosate-resistant weeds have become so prevalent, we have entered a period of “weed management”.

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Pigweed Field Day *CANCELED*

Pigweed Field Day *CANCELED*

🕔15:43, 24.May 2012

Pigweed Field Day Canceled due to rain

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Cleaning Spray Tanks Is Critical

🕔15:36, 18.May 2012

Sprayer cleanout after a herbicide application is a critical component to a successful herbicide application.

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Timing Critical for Postemergence Herbicide Applications

Timing Critical for Postemergence Herbicide Applications

🕔08:35, 4.May 2012

A good rule of thumb is that the crop should be weed-free for the first four to six weeks following emergence to avoid yield loss.

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MSU hires Jason Krutz as Irrigation Specialist for DREC

MSU hires Jason Krutz as Irrigation Specialist for DREC

🕔15:20, 1.May 2012

Mississippi State University has named Dr. Jason Krutz as Extension/Research Irrigation Specialist at the Delta Research and Extension Center

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Do Not Forget About Barnyardgrass

Do Not Forget About Barnyardgrass

🕔08:26, 27.Apr 2012

With no new herbicide modes of action under development and increasing problems with resistance to current herbicide modes of action, next year’s crop must be considered when controlling weeds this year.

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Herbicide Carryover

Herbicide Carryover

🕔16:10, 12.Apr 2012

A problem that has become increasingly common in Mississippi and across the Midsouth over the last two years is corn injury from fomesafen (Flexstar, Flexstar GT, Prefix, Reflex) carryover.

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Palmer Amaranth Control in Corn with HPPD Herbicides

🕔08:55, 5.Apr 2012

Using herbicides with different modes of action is an excellent resistance management tool for glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth.

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Control Palmer Amaranth at Planting

Control Palmer Amaranth at Planting

🕔14:52, 29.Mar 2012

Paraquat is a critical component of an at-planting herbicide application.

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Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Spreading across Mississippi

Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Spreading across Mississippi

🕔14:34, 29.Mar 2012

The severity of the glyphosate-resistant (GR) Italian ryegrass problem in Mississippi has varied from year to year. This year has been the worst year since the initial confirmation in 2005, and GR Italian ryegrass is spreading.

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