Tag Archives: drift damage

Get the drift, understand the damage

tameka sanders, MSU

Greenville, Mississippi native and Mississippi State University weed science graduate student Tameka Sanders is working hard to understand the relationship between off-target movement of herbicides and rice development. Sanders’s journey towards studying rice at MSU was a winding one. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Delta State University and then began working for the USDA in Stoneville, Mississippi. ... Read More »

Soybean harvest aid warning: Be careful out there

late season damage from harvest aids

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Soybean growers applying harvest aids near rice should pay special attention to minimize drift, which can potentially cause significant rice yield reductions even late in the season, says Justin McCoy, a Mississippi State University graduate student. “Your rice may nor be as safe as you think until you put it in the combine,” he ... Read More »

Be careful out there

paraquat applied to CL163 at 50 percent heading

Rice remains sensitive to soybean harvest-aid drift late into the season, according to MSU research. By Vicky Boyd, Editor — For the past few seasons, Mississippi State University Extension Rice Agronomist Bobby Golden and MSU graduate student Justin McCoy have received phone calls from growers asking them to come out and examine fields affected by suspected herbicide drift. But it ... Read More »

Be a good neighbor

paraquat drift

Pay attention to avoid drift when applying soybean desiccants around rice fields, even those that are near draining and appear finished. Read More »