CROPS NEWS
Weed Watch - 2
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Sep 6, 2013 08:54 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The cover crop that rolled across much of the Midwest last spring wasn't planned, nor welcome. Chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle wove together to form dense carpets embellished with other winter annuals such as marestail and cressleaf groundsel.

"Combined with the wet spring, those who didn't do a burndown last fall faced even longer delays this year," said Brian Albert, who farms near Macon, Ill. "Fall-treated fields were not only cleaner, but they warmed up quicker and dried out faster."

Albert moved to a fall weed control program three years ago when marestail (horseweed) began gaining ...

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