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Weeds to Watch - 3
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Feb 21, 2014 03:54 PM CST

That windy roar on the south edge of North Platte, Neb., is the sound of science looking for a better way to apply herbicides and to control drift.

The noise is coming from a 48-foot-long wind tunnel housed in a former hog building. Inside, the young man with the earplugs, safety glasses and his finger pressed to the "on" switch of the wind tunnel is Greg Kruger, assistant professor and cropping systems specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center of the University of Nebraska. The wind tunnel is his baby.

He began working on it two years ago ...

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