Carryover Concerns
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Aug 10, 2012 01:14 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- It is the drought that just keeps on giving -- or taking away. Weed scientists are now warning that the dry conditions zapping yields may also increase the risk of herbicide carryover in subsequent crops.

"Growers considering a fall-seeded crop like wheat, cover crops or a forage grass crop are particularly at risk," said Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist. "In some cases, the consequences of the drought could also lead to damage to the rotational crop next spring."

Residual is a good word in years with adequate rainfall. Weed scientists have been extolling the ...

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