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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:36 PM CDT

MT ZION, Ill. (DTN) -- The Meridian High School football coach canceled practice last Saturday morning. For a handful of teenage boys, it opened up an opportunity to exercise a bit more sweat equity in a central Illinois soybean field.

Waterhemp successfully pulled off an end-run in many parts of the Midwest this summer. The wacky weather patterns messed with spray schedules. Residual herbicides applied at planting couldn't muster enough of a sustained defense to keep the gaps closed for timely post treatments. Add weed resistance to the picture and things got dirty.

In July, Amy Brown, a Blue Mound, ...

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