Is Your Burndown Working?
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 28, 2014 02:49 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Checking your burndown will be more important than ever this spring, weed scientists are warning growers.

The cool, wet spring that has delayed field work in some parts of the country may also reduce herbicides' effectiveness and complicate timing of application. At the same time, herbicide-resistant weeds are creeping into fields throughout the Midwest, and growers should be aware that their burndown may not kill winter annuals as effectively as in the past.


Extended periods with below-40 degree temperatures, such as much of the Midwest saw this week, is enough to affect weed control, ...

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