Key Practices and Programs for Managing Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass
Memphis, TN --- Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass can completely overtake a cotton field if managed improperly. It is one of the most tenacious weeds because of its ability to reproduce and spread through rhizomes.
The Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Management” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts identify effective herbicide programs and other management techniques that limit Johnsongrass growth before and after emergence.
This 22-minute talk by Daniel O. Stephenson, IV, Associate Professor and Weed Science Specialist at Louisiana State University, provides information that helps users:
- Evaluate the effectiveness of different herbicide schedules
- Select and implement a zero tolerance, total herbicide program
- Reduce infestation potential with rotation and sanitation techniques
This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco. ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 50 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks--freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering. This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.
Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org
Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board, 870-226-1445, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org
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About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.
The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit www.cottonboard.org.