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Spring Weed Race
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Apr 13, 2015 06:33 AM CDT

DECATUR, Illinois (DTN) -- The colorful carpets of winter annual weeds that can blanket fields have been delayed by cool spring weather this year. That won't last for long, according to University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager.

"You might not see them from the roadside yet, but walk those fields and they are there, starting to get a foothold," he told DTN. "They are going to start to pop this coming week with moisture and warm temperatures."

Hager said winter annuals such as henbit, purple deadnettle, marestail and cressleaf groundsel are much easier to control in the early spring ...

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