Ask Eddie - Fighting resistant pig weed during winter

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Updated: 10/25/2013 10:40 am
More and more glyphosate resistant pig weeds are popping up out there. Our Eddie Griffis tells us that producers must keep fighting those weeds, even through the winter months.

"Talking about resistant pig weed and what we're seeing this fall, definitely lots of researchers in this area are taking a look at it and what we can do to combat resistant weeds. They have given us a prescription the past couple of years of how to handle resistant weeds, but at this point with the numbers more than multiplying, we're definitely going to have to do our part in winter months and going into spring, and that is going to be requiring to put out some yellow herbicide, and probably some conventional cultivation to try to combat resistant weeds as we go into next summer. Definitely a problem at this point as we get near to a freeze. It's almost impossible to go out to these fields and get all the weeds out of the field. That is a possibility, though. If you have weeds that are still standing in the fields, you can go out there and pull them and take them and get rid of them, burn them, do whatever you need to do. But as we look into the fall, the resistance will be out there so we have to be able to use every tool in the toolbox which will include burn down and also yellow herbicides to combat these resistant weeds."

For more information for the producer and consumer be sure to catch Eddie weekdays on West Texas Ag Life starting at 1 p.m. on AM 950, 100.7 FM.

Also if you have any questions or comments for Eddie, you can send those to agday@fox34.com. 
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