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Iowa State University Leads Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13, 2018, 12:04 pm | Ed Adcock

A team of Harrison County farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, bankers, seed and chemical company representatives, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are addressing the increasing threat of herbicide resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth.

Vomitoxin Found across the Corn Belt

May 4, 2017, 8:24 am | Charles Hurburgh, Erin Bowers

High levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin commonly known as vomitoxin, are being found in grain across the Corn Belt, including eastern Iowa. Contaminated corn is an issue especially in dried distillers grains and solubles (DDGS), according to Erin Bowers, mycotoxin sampling and analysis specialist with Iowa State University.