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Weed Control Strategies - 4
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:47 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It could be the breakout year for soil-residual herbicides in soybeans. Growers are getting the message that it takes more than traits to control problem weeds such as marestail, waterhemp, ragweed and Palmer amaranth.

A full rate of a soil-residual herbicide, coupled with moisture this spring and a planned postemergence program, is a good start toward controlling problematic weeds in most of the Midwest. Southern growers or those located in areas with a persistent weed issue may need to look at more elaborate programs of overlapping residuals.

Mark Loux, extension weed scientist at The Ohio State University, ...

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