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Waterhemp Worries Continue
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Jul 11, 2012 07:09 AM CDT

EQUALITY, Ill. (DTN) -- The weeds aren't playing fair near Equality, Ill. DTN found soybean fields infested with overgrown waterhemp, velvetleaf, marestail and cocklebur. Palmer amaranth was ganging up on the crop, too. So was Jimsonweed.

Sure the field was droughty, but the sprayer was still sitting in the field and some weeds showed evidence of die back and subsequent re-growth. An observer could assume the farmer threw up his hands and decided the weeds had won.

To be fair, some fields in the region were clean as a whistle, but too many resembled the tangled mess of resistant weeds ...

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