Project Details:

Introducing New Technologies for Managing Herbicide Resistance Weeds

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board
Categories:Weed control
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Project Year:2016
Lead Principal Investigator:J D Green (University of Kentucky)
Co-Principal Investigators:
James Martin (University of Kentucky)
Keywords: Herbicide Resistance, Weed Research

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Project Summary

The overall goal of this project is to introduce new herbicide technologies as well as maintain long-term effectiveness of current herbicide technologies to mitigate and slow the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds including Palmer amaranth and marestail (horseweed) in Kentucky.

The proposed research and education program will help enable growers, applicators, and crop consultants to be better informed for making decisions on herbicide-resistant weeds and the herbicide technologies which are available to combat these weed problems.

Project Objectives

1. Conduct field research trials that demonstrates management programs for preventing and mitigating herbicide-resistant weeds. These trials will incorporate new technologies such as 2,4-D tolerant soybeans (Enlist) and dicamba tolerant soybean (Roundup Ready 2Xtend) which have been recently deregulated by the USDA and likely to be commercially-launched for planting in the near future.
2. Combined with funding from United Soybean Board, this information will be extended through various mechanisms including field day(s) and meetings in key areas of the state.

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

Performance Metrics

Increase soybean yield and soybean product quality

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