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Defend Nebraska Yields Against Challenging Marestail

An agronomic photo showing marestail in a field.

While the Nebraska heartlands may be known as “The Good Life”, a pesky weed invasion has been making life more difficult for the state’s growers. Marestail, also known as horseweed or Canada fleabane, has thrived in no-till crop production systems over the last 20 years.

A single marestail plant can produce up to 200,000 seeds, which can be easily dispersed, covering entire fields. To make matters worse, marestail is the first glyphosate-resistant weed reported in the U.S. and has been spotted in 25 states, including Nebraska. Therefore, implementing a proactive weed management plan is vital to protect yields.

In a recent Nebraska study, Acuron® herbicide was put to the test against this challenging weed. In pre-emergence trials, Acuron knocked down marestail, producing more than 90% control. Post-emergence applications also provided about 70-85% control.

Read more about marestail and how Acuron defeated it in Nebraska.

 

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