As farmers in the Northern Plains progress through the planting season, having a plan will be key. Based at Dickinson, WinField United agronomist Kyle Okke says early weed control is one important factor. “When temperatures start to pick up, wheat will come out of the ground relatively quick. If you wait too long then you run the risk of having crop out of the ground, which leads to a more expensive scenario for in-season weed control,” says Okke. Even with a pre-emerge plan in place, Okke recommends getting a burndown applied in a timely manner. “As soon as you get that crop in the ground, get out there and apply a burndown as soon as possible.”
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