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(Posted Wed. Oct 28th, 2015)
As the Take Action educational campaign continues to evolve and grow, Take Action has partnered with the Weed Science Society of America to create a series of infographics that help farmers make informed herbicide-management decisions.
Those resources newly added to the online tool kit include:
- Economics of Herbicide Resistance illustrates the benefits of proactive resistance management, specifically with horseweed, and how proactive management can substantially increase farm profits long-term.
- Field Identification and Control of Suspected Herbicide-Resistant Weeds walks farmers though what resistance looks like, what causes herbicide failure and what farmers should be doing now if they suspect herbicide resistance.
- Best Management Practices for Herbicide Resistance walks farmers through 12 BMPs.
- How to Use the Herbicide Classification Chart helps farmers understand and better utilize the most important tool for taking action against their worst weeds.
Take Action on Weeds, which the National Corn Growers Association promotes as a resource of farmers combating herbicide resistance issues, was developed by the United Soybean Board. The Take Action program, offers a wide array of information developed over several years to help farmers combat weed resistance through best management practices.
“Take Action on Weeds demonstrates the proactive measures our industry is taking to monitor itself and constantly push for the adoption of ever-evolving best management practices,” said NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. “As farmers, we understand the importance of cooperation and proactive adoption of practices that benefit the industry and the environment. With the new additions to the site, we have deepened this offering to include information approved by the Weed Science Society of America, further demonstrating the academic support for this approach.”
NCGA, along with several other commodity organizations, joined with USB to help promote this important program. It enjoys broad support across the agricultural community and serves as an example of an effective collaboration between a cross-commodity partnership and agricultural input companies.
“Take Action Against Weeds enjoys such wide support from the agricultural community not only because we understand the importance of responsible practices and proper product stewardship but also because these practical measures make economic sense for farmers,” Linder said. “We urge all of our farmers to take a look and explore how the tools offered may benefit their own operations.”
To explore “Take Action on Weeds,” click here.