CROPS NEWS
Weed Control Strategies - 6
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Mar 21, 2013 06:46 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Cover crops are hot. Their role in soil conservation, nutrient scavenging and recycling (particularly picking up nitrates), boosting soil biology, suppressing weeds while protecting the soil, and providing forage for grazing are well-established.

However, the most frequently asked question from growers is not how to grow these crops, but rather, how to kill them. It's a good question, because termination is not only important, but the crop insurance folks have some stringent rules about getting the job done. The chore also comes right on top of planting season -- when there are more than a few other ...

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