With wet fields, many farmers missed the chance to manage small weeds. Now, the soybean crop is struggling in some areas. “You have multiple species, varying weed heights and weeds keep growing even though you can’t get out in the field,” said Jeff Gunsolus, weed scientist, University of Minnesota Extension. “That’s really the ultimate challenge. People have to synchronize between planting date and spray date. I think that’s a new learning curve for some people. It may take different way to position your equipment or plan your schedules.” Gunsolus says there aren’t many management options for farmers. “There’s the use of some of the group 14 herbicides, but you’re trading off crop injury potential.
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