Due to quick emergence of this year’s soybean crop, Huso Crop Consulting agronomist Mark Huso, who is based in Lakota, North Dakota, says some farmers were unable to apply preemergence herbicides. Instead, broadleaf spraying in cereal crops took priority. “Thankfully, a majority of our area’s soybean fields are traits and will be able to handle most weeds. However, we do have some concerns with Roundup Ready 2 beans that did not receive a pre,” says Huso. “Small weeds are the easiest weeds to kill, so we have to be proactive with postemergence herbicides in both soybeans and dry beans.” With recent rainfalls, some Nelson County farmers are having to replant canola and dry beans due to crusting. Huso adds cereal stand counts have been spotty where soybean residue was heaviest.
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