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Under the Agridome
Philip Shaw DTN Columnist
Fri Aug 28, 2015 07:31 AM CDT

I read with interest this week an article by my colleague, DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor Pam Smith, "Weed Whackers, Walking Beans Makes a Comeback." In the piece, Pam describes how some Illinois farmers and others are hiring crews to walk their soybean fields and "hoe the beans" like I do almost every year. Just last week, I was in my fields hoeing out lambsquarters that, for whatever reason, didn't die. My fields of non-genetically engineered soybeans are not weed free. Needless to say, it's a challenge to keep them reasonably clean.

The unfortunate part of my battle with ...

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