The Wild Radish Song – Resistant Weeds

The Wild Radish Song – Resistant Weeds

This is an AgLoop favorite…the challenge of resistant weeds…in our neck of the woods Waterhemp, Horseweed, and Ragweed are becoming resistant…and showing up in more counties each year, Palmer Amaranth has made its way from Illinois and Michigan into Indiana fields. What are you seeing in your region? This song hits the nail on the head on what we thought and what we now face…A parody of the Gotye hit “Somebody I used to know” by agronomic consultant Bill Long, who farms on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia as well as consults to a number of farmers in the region. This is a farmer’s lament on attempts to control wild radish in Australia resulting in the loss of chemical options to the point where only radical options are available. Truly reflects the consequences of farming systems becoming reliant on herbicides for weed control. Thank you AgExcellence and Bill Long and crew…well done my friends.

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    March 12, 2014

    Excellent stories and videos. Keep on writing.

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    February 19, 2014

    Nice post. I was have been checking continuously on this blog and reading the new material and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful information specifically the last part on resistant weeds :).
    Thank you and best of luck.

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