Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Jul 2, 2015 02:34 PM CDT

Those tongue-in-cheek Twitter photos of motorboats with spray boom attachments are just a little too real this spring. Spray days have been far and few between and unfortunately, the weeds aren't waiting.

Aerial application of herbicides isn't typically our first choice for post-emergence weed control, but weather patterns aren't leaving us much choice this year. Scott Schertz, Schertz Aerial Services, Hudson, Illinois, told me his phone has been constantly ringing -- between needs for additional nitrogen and demands to tackle weeds. Diseases are also on the radar.

If there ever was a year to prove the value of residual pre-emergence ...

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