Lawson, K.1
1County Extension Agent - Staff Chair, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Conway, AR, 72034


Faulkner County is located in the central part of Arkansas and is on the eastern part of the Arkansas River Valley, which consists of row crop land on both sides of the Arkansas River from Fort Smith in western Arkansas to Little Rock in Central Arkansas.  The River Valley area has seen an increase in herbicide resistant weeds like pigweed.  The Liberty Link system is used by the majority of River Valley producers with good results, but the introduction of Enlist E3 Soybeans has given producers in the area another good tool to help with the fight against resistant weeds.  In order to help producers get the most out of a new technology that they weren’t familiar with, the County Extension Agent in Faulkner County established a non-replicated demonstration in the Lollie Bottoms area of Faulkner County.  Ten treatments were applied on July 13, 2019 and follow up treatments were applied to four of the plots on August 2, 2019.  Plots were rated and percent control on several different weeds was determined.  The data was distributed through social media and publications summarizing demonstrations from the year.  A field day was held on August 13, 2019 to allow producers to see the demonstration first hand.  Participants were surveyed and 95% of the participants reported they would use Enlist in the future to help with the battle against resistant weeds.    

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