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Pigweed Problems
Mon Feb 11, 2013 09:26 AM CST

As he walks through a field of grazing cow/calf pairs, Scott Matthis stresses the importance of weed control, saying: "You wouldn't be able to see the bermudagrass for the pigweeds if we hadn't sprayed this field."

Matthis manages 1,000 head of cows and their calves on Prestage Farms, a large swine operation near Clinton, N.C. To get the most feed value from pastures and hayfields, he keeps a tight rein on weeds. All of the forage and hay for the farm's mature cows are produced on 1,300 acres of coastal bermudagrass.

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