Weed shifts seen in peanut production

Hollis, Paul L.
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports presents information on weeds shifts in farming. Peanut producers in the Southeast U.S. are starting to notice new or emerging weed species in their fields. Weed shifts basically occur in response to whatever farmers are doing on their land. Weed shifts can occur due to the adoption of cultural practices such as reducedtillage production. Row spacings, such as the move from single to twin rows in peanuts, also can have an impact. Tropical spiderwort has become a problem primarily for two reasons. One is the change in tillage systems and another is the fact that with glyphosate systems, growers are not using the older herbicides on cotton such as Cotoran.


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