The cold and wet weather this spring is slowing weed development in wheat to a below-normal pace. However, weeds will show up at some point and farmers should have a control plan in place. UPL territory sales manager for southwest North Dakota Monte Kubas says the main weeds to watch for are wild oat and foxtail. “On the broadleaf side, kochia, tansy mustard and field pennycress are already starting to show. Wild buckwheat will be coming soon, too.” Kubas doesn’t expect major timing issues for application, even with wet conditions across most of the wheat growing regions. “Most farmers are spraying at the three to five leaf stage to control some of those grasses and broadleaves.”
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