Weed Control

EPA tackles California warning labels for glyphosate

The EPA announced recently that it won’t approve new product labels that repeat “false” and “irresponsible” claims under California’s Proposition 65. The federal Environmental Protection Agency will no longer approve product labels claiming glyphosate is... more »

New Command 3 ME Supplemental Label approved by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Supplemental Label for Command 3 ME herbicide, which reduces the preharvest interval (PHI) from 45 days to 30 days. This reduced PHI allows pickling cucumber growers more flexibility... more »

Herbicide Zidua now labeled for use in 2019 celery

Both SC and 85WG formulations of the herbicide Zidua are now labeled for use in celery via supplemental labels. (View the SC label. View the 85WG label.) Zidua is a group 15 herbicide; this group includes... more »

European Union officials ban chlorpropham (CIPC)

The European Commission will no longer allow the use of the herbicide chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020. The European Potato Processors Association (EUPPA) reported the development to its members June 18. Chlorpropham is a... more »

Effective weed control brings better onion stands, higher yields

Onion growers should have and follow a weed control plan for season-long weed control. Research has demonstrated that a few weeds in an onion field, especially during the first few weeks of growth, may reduce... more »

UGA vegetable scientist recommends organic mulches for weed control

If they start now, Georgia organic farmers can use mulch and cultivation to manage young weeds, according to Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, vegetable scientist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. If weeds are not controlled... more »

‘No risks to public health’ from glyphosate, EPA says

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it "is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate." According to a news release, "As part of this action, EPA continues to... more »

Renewed labels for onions and green onions in Michigan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have approved two labels for Michigan onion growers. Both labels are Special Local needs (24c) labels for the state of Michigan. Starane... more »


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