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Weed Patch Lessons
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Mar 4, 2014 10:56 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The first article of my professional journalism career dealt with weed control in soybeans.

It was the spring of 1977, and the assignment took me to the University of Illinois offices of Marshal McGlamery. During that session, "Mac" talked about the importance of diversity.

We discussed weed evolution. He informed me that walking soybeans wasn't really child abuse (I spent a lot of time on the business end of a hoe growing up) but a darn good cultural practice.

I've thought about that interview a lot as I've traveled this country and around the world this ...

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