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Weeds are the ultimate foe for corn and soybean growers. They easily adapt to new herbicides, changes in cultivation and diverse weather. Growers need a solid playbook to help them fight their adept foes well into the future.
Clean the field
Another rule in the playbook is start with a clean field and keep that field free of weeds.
“When you spray a field and 5% of the weeds remain and don’t die, you want to deal with those weeds immediately,” says Steve Muhlenbruch, agronomy manager for Dows Farmers Cooperative, Dows, Iowa. “We still have options available to us, but we don’t want those weeds to get out of control.”