Larry Steckel

In managing pigweed, don’t neglect grass control
There's a reason why grasses became more prevalent in west Tennessee in 2014. According to Larry Steckel, they might not have gotten the attention they deserve.
Think out of the box while waiting on traits
Until new weed control traits arrive, the backbone of weed control programs for Palmer amaranth will be glufosinate, PPO herbicides and continued use of "out of the box" approaches.
How to choose the right cover crop for your farm
Crop mix is a critical factor for deciding which cover crop to plant on your farm.
Real threat to food security is ginned-up panic over GMOs
There's been a lot of commotion over GMO crops in the press. But the bigger problem is ignorance.
Pigweed control improving in Tennessee, but still costly
From 2008 to 2011, Tennessee farmers were clearly losing the struggle with pigweed. In 2012, they not only stopped the bleeding but made some moderate progress.
With no pre-applied herbicides, pigweeds take control
No pre-applied herbicides plus glyphosate-resistant pigweed equals one big mess, according to Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel.
‘Express train to resistance’
Driving around West Tennessee the last couple of weeks, it is apparent that overall weed control is better than it was
Glyphosate-resistant Palmer need not be crisis
Agricultural Extension agents, crop consultants and retailers realize we are going through a landmark weed control
Pigweed — control early, or live with it
As we get into May, the die is pretty much cast on how successful our weed control will be this year. How well did
Cotton: shift in herbicide-resistant technologies?
We may be at the beginning of a sea change with respect to weed control in soybeans and cotton. Judging from what I am
Corn: resistant Palmer amaranth
A lot has been written and said over the last couple of months about management strategies for glyphosate-resistant
Sharpen — new burndown option for soybeans
There is a new herbicide named Sharpen available for burndown in soybeans this spring. It is a nice change to be able
Resistant horseweed, spring forward or fall back?
Due to troubles controlling glyphosate-resistant horseweed in the Mid-South this past spring, many producers have asked
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