The Power of a PRE
Fri Apr 24, 2015 02:30 PM CDT

Squeezing soybean rates is one way to lower input costs this spring, but will it come at a cost to weed control? Not if those fields get clean early.

A two-year University of Wisconsin study found that reduced soybean seeding rates in combination with a preemergence (PRE) herbicide is often the most effective and economically viable herbicide-resistance management (HRM) strategy.

"We looked at how, and if, high seeding rates offer herbicide resistance management. We wanted to know if extra seeds, and therefore extra plants, were necessary to limit the selection pressure at the timing ...

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