Ford Baldwin

Palmer amaranth pigweed
What it takes to defeat herbicide-resistant weeds
Defeating herbicide-resistant weeds such as Palmer amaranth requires respect for the adversary at all levels — from researchers to agribusinesses to farmers.
Drift damage in Arkansas rice, soybeans
I was afraid 2015 was going to be a herbicide drift year and, unfortunately, that is turning out to be the case.
Rice seedlings
Overlay residual herbicides in rice to suppress weeds
Rice producers who have been able to overlay residual herbicides are generally in pretty good shape from a weed control standpoint. Some residuals are breaking early, and that is a reason it is important to overlay them.
Pigweed - Palmer amaranth
2 keys to weed control success in 2015
The success of this year’s weed control programs will be determined by how well farmers coordinate residual herbicides with rainfall events and how well they time postemergence herbicide applications.
Grain sorghum weed control no 'piece of cake'
"There seems to be a lot of folks who are promoting grain sorghum, making weed control sound like a piece of cake, but I have not found weed control to be a piece of cake." - Ford Baldwin
Rice seedlings
Options for better control of resistant weeds in rice
Crop and trait rotation options available in Arkansas can make resistance management relatively easy if farmers will get outside our normal thinking somewhat and be proactive.
rice seedlings
Residual herbicides return to weed control programs 1
As farmers gain resistant weeds and lose the effectiveness of herbicides, they cannot afford any escapes because that escape could be resistant. Therefore, the weed control goal should be zero tolerance.
Real-world herbicide resistance very complex issue
Herbicide Summit II demonstrated key leadership in the Weed Science Society of America and various federal agencies in Washington “get it” herbicide-resistant weeds pose a major threat to agriculture globally.
Palmer pigweed
Residual herbicides - stack or overlap in every crop
Even before Roundup Ready crops Arkansas farmers were moving away from residual herbicides to more total postemergence weed control programs. The big reason was due to the erratic nature of residual herbicides.
How rice herbicides can fail on big grass
When the “big grass” time of the year arrives — after the first of June — some farmers do things that don’t provide the best chance of success.
Pigweed resistant to glyphosate herbicide
Are you proactive with your pigweed control program?
Many Arkansas fields have pigweeds that have escaped herbicide treatments. Even though yields will not be reduced, the escapes continue to replenish the soil seedbank.
Delta Farm Press: Palmer pigweed
Palmer pigweed - it's all about timing
Until Palmer pigweed control becomes the number one priority on your farm, you are going to lose.
Do you have weeds under control?
It is now or never for weed control in rice and soybeans. In rice a lot of folks flooded up on more grass than they would have liked.
Arkansas crops swamped by rains, floods
A lot of crops in south Arkansas would seem to be in reasonably good shape, but in a lot areas of north Arkansas, the 'crop from hell' continues.
Is your field fertile ground for weeds, drift?
Rice fields are being planted late in Arkansas. That complicates spraying herbicides, especially when other sensitive crops are nearby.
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