Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University ExtensionIf you have never applied herbicide in fall to burn down winter annuals, or done it only infrequently, this might be the year to make an investment in fall herbicides. Fall treatments are an integral component of marestail management programs. They also prevent problems with dense mats of winter annuals in the spring, which can prevent soil from drying out and warming up, interfere with tillage and planting, and harbor insects and soybean cyst nematode. It was a generally tough year for weed control, leading to higher end of season weed populations in some fields. A number of acres were never planted, and growers got to experience the difficulty in obtaining season-long control in the absence of a crop.This reminds us all how important the crop canopy and shading of the soil is during the second half of the season. Bottom line: there was substantial production of weed seed in some fields, and a replenishment of the soil seedbank by both winter annual and summer annual weeds. The seed of winter annuals and marestail lacks dormancy so above-average weed seed production can lead to an immediate increase in fall-emerging weeds. Applying herbicides this fall can compensate for increased weed populations and make life easier in the spring.We have published information on fall herbicides fairly frequently, and our suggestions for fall treatments have not really changed much. There is plenty of information on fall herbicide treatments in the C.O.R.N. newsletter archive and on other university websites. Our philosophy on this has not changed much over the past decade. A few brief reminders follow:When to spray? Anytime between now and Thanksgiving will work, and possibly later. We have applied into late December and still eventually controlled the weeds present at time of application. Once hard freezes start to occur, there is usually a substantial change in the condition of certain weeds, such as dandelion and thistle, that renders them less sensitive to herbicides. We discourage applications during periods of very cold weather which can occur starting about Thanksgiving, and also (obviously) when the ground is snow-covered. The generally dry conditions we are experiencing have limited weed emergence so far this fall. We anticipate that rain occurring now that leads to some sustained soil moisture near the surface will likely result in germination and emergence of the weeds that have been missing until now. Our recommendation is to wait for rain and the additional weed emergence before applying any herbicide this fall. The risk in this is that the weather turns wet, making it difficult to apply herbicide. So it’s also possible to apply now and include a residual component to help with later fall emergence (which is the exception to the “no residual” recommendation in #4 below), such as simazine, a low rate of metribuzin or Canopy, or a Sharpen rate higher than 1 ounce.What about all of the crop residue on the ground after harvest, won’t that cause problems? We have not worried about this, and the herbicides seem to work regardless. Most agronomists I have asked have the same impression. On the other hand, it probably wouldn’t hurt to wait a while after harvest to let the residue settle down, and the weeds to poke through. Dense crop residue usually prevents marestail from emerging anyway.Don’t make it too complicated or pricey. Keep in mind that the primary goal is control of weeds that have already emerged. This is hard to accomplish with a single herbicide, but there are a number of relatively low-cost two-way mixtures that easily achieve this goal. Our philosophy has generally been to start with 2,4-D, and then add another herbicide that results in more comprehensive control. Herbicides that make the most sense to add to 2,4-D based on our research: glyphosate, dicamba, metribuzin, simazine, Basis (and generic equivalents), Express (and generic equivalents), or Canopy/Cloak DF or EX. These allow either corn or soybeans to be planted the following year with these exceptions: simazine — corn next year; Canopy/Cloak—- soybeans next year; Basis — possibly restricted to corn based on rate and geography. We do not see the need for three-way mixtures, although a case can be made to add a low rate of glyphosate to a two-way mix to control grass or improve activity on perennials. A two-way mixture of glyphosate and Sharpen could also be used, but we believe Sharpen has more utility in marestail control programs when used in the spring.Is there an advantage to including residual herbicides? No, because almost all of them dissipate over the winter and fail to provide any control of spring-emerging weeds. The primary exception to this is chlorimuron (Canopy/Cloak), which for whatever reason does persist at high enough concentrations to provide some control in spring. Our research has repeatedly shown that applying other residual herbicides in the fall to get control in spring is a waste of money. The good news here is that any effective fall herbicide treatment with or without residual will result in a weed-free seedbed in spring, usually into April, so that the spring-applied burndown/residual treatment just has to control small weeds that emerge in the few weeks prior to planting. That is the goal.
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With politics in election-bound Rajasthan heating up after disruptions caused to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra’, the police have arrested 15 persons on charges of throwing stones at her bus, modified as a “chariot”, during her public meeting in Jodhpur district’s Pipar town on Saturday night.Jodhpur (Rural) Superintendent of Police Rajan Dushyant said a first information report had been registered against 29 persons after identifying them from photographs and video recording of the yatra. Since a couple of police constables performing the security duty were also injured, the accused have been charged with disturbing peace and assaulting public servants.Ten of the accused were arrested on Sunday and five on Monday, while raids were being conducted at suspected places in Jodhpur and Pali districts to apprehend others. Those arrested were produced before a Judicial Magistrate and remanded in judicial custody after rejection of their bail applications.Many of the arrested persons are active Congress workers. According to the police, they vandalised the meeting spot and tore off banners and hoarding of Ms. Raje and other BJP leaders. The protesters reportedly shouted slogans in support of Congress leader Ashok Gehlot during Ms. Raje’s address and allegedly disrupted the meeting by pelting stones on her bus.‘Political conspiracy’Jodhpur District Congress Committee (DCC) has taken exception to the arrest of its workers and accused the BJP government of hatching a “political conspiracy” to implicate them in the crime. A delegation led by DCC president Heera Ram Meghwal met senior police officers on Monday and claimed that no Congress worker had gone to Ms. Raje’s meeting. He said the disruption was caused because of rivalry among BJP workers.
In the battle of ego between his son and younger brother, whose side is Mulayam Singh on? That question continued to intrigue followers and observers alike on Tuesday as the Samajwadi Party (SP) patron first surprised everyone by turning up at the office of Shivpal Singh Yadav’s new party, the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), before balancing it with a visit to the SP office.Morale boosterMr. Shivpal received a morale booster as his elder brother paid him a visit at the 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Road office. Soon after, the younger Yadav, made an informal offer to declare Mulayam Singh as the national president of his outfit that he formed after differences with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav, president of the SP.While Mr. Mulayam Singh did not give a clear reply to the proposal, he did not decline it either. At the small gathering, he accepted the flag of the new party and a huge garland.This emboldened Mr. Shivpal to announce that a formal decision would be taken soon in a national convention of his new party. Later Mr. Mulayam provided relief to his son, turning up at the SP office where he addressed party workers and leaders on the birth anniversary of social reformer Acharya Narendra Dev.
NICOSIA (AP) — Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving a pass from Michy Batshuayi, who held off three Cypriot defenders as he played in Hazard. It was the 30th international goal for Hazard, with five against Cyprus.Batshuayi made it 2-0 eight minutes later, controlling a ball over the top from Hazard’s brother Thorgan and knocking it past goalkeeper Urko Pardo.Belgium is top of Group I with six points, three ahead of Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Scotland.Belgium player Michy Batshuayi, left, celebrates a goal against Cyprus during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)Russia bounced back from defeat to Belgium on Thursday by beating Kazakhstan 4-0 in the newly renamed Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan.Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev scored Russia’s first two goals with tap-ins from crosses, and set up Artyom Dzyuba with a cross of his own for 3-0. A Kazakh own-goal capped the win for the visitors.Russia may face UEFA charges over a large banner held up by its fans marking the 20th anniversary of NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia in 1999.Three days after losing to Kazakhstan, Scotland was far from convincing in a 2-0 win over San Marino, the lowest-ranked team in the world.Despite their poor start, the Scots are one of the 16 teams assured of a playoff spot if they don’t qualify automatically, thanks to results in the Nations League last year.Cyprus’ Fotis Papoulis, left, right, fights for the ball with , Belgium’s Thorgan Hazard,right, during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)Belgium players celebrate a goal against Cyprus during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)TweetPinShare0 Shares
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City star Bernardo Silva: Boly has apologised to meby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Bernardo Silva says Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised after his red card tackle during last night’s 3-0 win.Boly was shown a 19th minute red card for a lunge on the Portuguese.Speaking after the game, Silva, who has shone in the centre of midfield this term, revealed: “It was quite a bad tackle but I’m fine.“Yes, he did apologise at the end of the game. These things happen.“You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything is fine, it’s football.”Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said he had no problem with red card: “It was very close to me and I think it’s a clear red card.”
DETROIT — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy.Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 per cent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles.The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and rising car and truck prices that pushed some buyers out of the new-vehicle market.Industry analysts and automakers said strong economic fundamentals pushed up the sales and should keep them near historic highs in 2019.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has released a review of hydraulic fracturing. The report, prepared by a three-member panel makes 97 recommendations the focus on environmental impacts and knowledge gaps about the industry.The report focused on four main areas, water quality, water quantity, induced seismicity, and fugitive emissions. The panel also reviewed how hydraulic fracturing impacts human health, impacts on environmental health, and cumulative effects of the process. The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources says they will take a phased approach to implement the scientific panel’s 97 recommendations. In May of 2019, the Province will release its short-term plan and in December the long-term plan.Read the full report below.The Province says they have already started to make changes to now the OGC regulates dams and water storage, new regulations for orphaned well sites and instructing the OGC to work more with Treaty 8 members.
New Delhi: A 40-year-old woman suffered head injuries on Tuesday after her saree got stuck in a carriage door of a Delhi Metro train as it was about to leave a station, due to which she got dragged on the platform.The victim, Gita, was travelling with her daughter when the incident took place at the Moti Nagar metro station on the Blue Line. “Gita and my daughter were travelling from Nawada. They got off at the Moti Nagar station when the ‘pallu’ of Gita’s saree got stuck in the closing door. As a result, she got dragged for some distance on the platform,” her husband Jagdish Prasad said. Gita, a housewife, suffered injuries on her head and was rushed to a nearby hospital, Prasad added. “I got a call from my daughter who told me about the incident. One of the commuters had pressed the emergency button to alert the driver for stopping the train,” he said.