One major issue in 2018 was resistant weed management. To help tackle weeds, Jason Hanson of Rock ‘n Roll Agronomy says farmers should take crop rotation into consideration for 2019. “Sometimes we chase dollars and get into a tight rotation,” says Hanson. “The use of pre-emergent herbicides and scouting for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp will also be important.” In addition, there are concerns about potential product shortages. “A lot of generic products on the market are sourced out of China,” says Hanson. “Metribuzin is one of the big ones. Clethodim and 2,4-D may move up in price and could be tight.”
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