Battling Pigweed

Battling Pigweed

The rise of an herbicide-resistant weed Pigweed, Amaranthus, is a broad-leaf annual that is fast becoming a major problem for vegetable and fruit growers. The plant is reproduced by seeds—in fact, thousands and thousands of seeds—and it appears in all zones of the United States. Identified as an erect annual herb, the weed is branched above, rough … Read more

Managing for Rootworm Problems Before Resistance

In 2014, King’s AgriSeeds had a customer in Belleville, Pennsylvania report rootworm problems with a Bt corn hybrid, possibly suggesting rootworm resistance to the trait. This began an investigation into a trend toward resistance that more customers are struggling with. We notified Dr. John Tooker, Associate Professor of Entomology at Penn State University. Dr. … Read more

The Path to the Least Resistance

Greenhouse growers are well aware of integrated pest management (IPM) and the importance of minimizing spray applications of chemicals that have the potential to lead to resistance. As part of this effort, many growers are adding biological control agents, or BCA, to their IPM programs. But incorporating BCA isn’t as simple as releasing ladybugs or … Read more