About pigweed, Georgia Extension weed scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says:
Economic survival will depend on managing the seedbank!!!!That’s on page 30 of a 46 page presentation at the 2010 Beltwide – Consultants Conference, after discussing how rapidly Roundup-Ready seeds have been adopted:
And how the value of advice on weed control during that period rapidly decreased as a direct correlation:
In Georgia, cotton is basically entirely Roundup-Ready monoculture:
So, what to do?
Plow and plant winter cover crops. It works.
And apparently many Georgia cotton producers have been adopting these “new” practices since 2006:
Most. Not all. Yet.
Wow. I’d forgotten just how bad Powerpoint really is.
At least this one was posted with each page separately linkable, so it’s possible to make extracts like this blog post.