Give the people what they want: Another entry into the HAHOS

May 22, 2020 10:04 AM
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I try to stay focused on important weed management issues, but people1 send me ads they feel need to be called out for breaking the principles of integrated weed management. Today's entry into the Herbicide Ad Hall of Shame is a promotion for Tough herbicide.  I don't have anything against pyridate, a Group 6 herbicide that interferes with electron transport in Photosystem II. However, I think everyone needs to recognize that the availability of a new herbicide is not going to solve our problem with herbicide resistant weeds. Promotion of any herbicide as a solution to herbicide resistance is irresponsible, and worthy of inclusion into the Herbicide Ad Hall of Shame.

1I don't consider requests sent by representatives of competing companies.

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Bob Hartzler Professor of Agronomy

Dr. Bob Hartzler is a professor of agronomy and an extension weed specialist. He conducts research on weed biology and how it impacts the efficacy of weed management programs in corn and soybean. Dr. Hartzler also teaches undergraduate classes in weed science and weed identificatio...