Horseweed in Wheat: A Major Problem in Soybean - June 1, 2009
Dr. Ken Smith - Weed Scientist
[Title Slide - Horseweed in Wheat: A Major Problem in Soybean, Dr. Ken Smith, Weed Scientist, Number 2 - June 1, 2009, Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]
[Dr. Smith] Horseweed has become a major problem for us in the state. We've looked for many years now at burn down solutions in the spring prior to planting soybean or cotton, and have done a good job of finding solutions for that.
Farmers have adopted our dicamba, glycosphate combinations in the spring. But in soybeans following wheat, as we see in this field, our solutions are not as evident.
We'll do a series of podcasts this year showing different techniques for managing glycosphate resistant horseweed in soybeans following wheat.
[Picture of a computer playing this podcast in a soybean field full of horseweed] What we'd like to do is invite you to follow the results in this series of podcasts, but in this field we will put a series of treatments that are common to Arkansas, like burn the stubble, till the stubble after harvest, or plant directly into the stubble with no tillage or burning. And, we will actually make preharvest applications in some of these plots. [Pictures of a test field, burning, tilling, planting and spraying]
But, in each of these treatments, the burn, the till, the stubble, the preharvest we'll come back and establish two different technologies, the Liberty Link technology and the Roundup® Ready Technology, and then attempt to control horseweed with the available herbicides in each of these technologies. [Logos of Liberty Link and Roundup® Ready]
It is going to be an interesting series of podcasts and one in which I think we will all learn about managing horseweed in wheat to make soybean farming a lot more fun and profitable.
We invite you to stay with us for this series of podcasts over the next few weeks, and learn with us as we learn to mange horseweed in soybean. [Title Slide - Horseweed in Wheat: A Major Problem in Soybean, Dr. Ken Smith, Weed Scientist, Number 2 - June 1, 2009, Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]
[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your local county Extension Office. [Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]