Farmers are also considering ways to better manage weeds in the small grains. University of Minnesota Extension Weed Scientist and Dean Bev Durgan says there’s more waterhemp in northern Minnesota. “The waterhemp does emerge differently than the rest of our weeds. It is a later-emerger. Trying to wait for that weed to come up versus trying to get the lambsquarter, which is an early-emerger, the wild mustard and others so it is kind of this waiting to see when’s the best time to do it. If you have waterhemp, you want to wait as long as you can, but you don’t want to wait too long. Then, you’ll miss some of the other species.”
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