"As we enter what appears to be a new era in international trade, the U.S. rice farmer must ask himself, 'Would I still be in business if there were no rough rice exports?'" -- Dwight Roberts, President and CEO, US Rice Producers Association....More
For a lot of years I preached economic thresholds — trying to spend only enough on weed control to make an optimum yield.
I thought it was a good idea at the time, and while it is a great principle for insects and diseases, it is a bad idea for weed control. With the rapid spread of herbicide resistance, you must strive for 100 percent control if you are into farming for the long haul....More
“It is pretty safe to say if you have frogeye leafspot in Mississippi on a susceptible (soybean) variety, the fungus is resistant to strobilurin fungicides." -- Tom Allen, Mississippi State University plant pathologist....More
We can safely say PPO resistance will be more widespread this spring and in a higher proportion of the population in fields where it was confirmed in 2015. -- Larry Steckel, Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist....More