Weed resistance to pesticides has been a growing problem across the nation for the past several years, and now in West Texas, too. Eddie Griffis gives us some tips on how we can help get the problem under control.
"Talking about weed control out there, you would think with the cooler spring and also drought like conditions that would definitely help weed control. In some instances it has, but in other instances we're still seeing a big flush of weeds out there," Eddie Griffis said. "That's been a primary concern when it comes to a lot of the IPM agents from around the area. Producers definitely concerned about weed control out there trying to keep resistance under control. But even with the drought conditions, weeds are able to survive and come up pretty much on any bit of moisture that they're able to receive. But as far as keeping resistance down, if you have anything out there that you sprayed and is not dying, it's critically important, and especially for producers, to go out there and have a hoe crew or run cultivators through the fields and try to get rid of those weeds. And for homeowners if you're seeing weeds where you have sprayed the yard that are not dying, you may want to get out there and pull those weeds to try to control resistance."
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