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Who Burned the Beans?
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Jul 22, 2014 07:39 AM CDT

In the words of Yogi Berra, when it comes to postemergence soybean treatments, it's like deja vu all over again. University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager expects many soybeans will likely feel the burn this summer as growers supplement glyphosate with contact herbicides.

"These things go in cycles. Growers rely on a single product until it breaks and then start adding other chemistries to the tank to address the problem that results. It's cause and effect. Farmers are now reaching back and using some of the chemistries they depended on in the 1980s before switching to Roundup," Hager said.

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