University of Minnesota Extension Agronomist Seth Naeve says it’s been unusually windy during the spray season. “There hasn’t been good conditions for farmers. There are big swaths of the state where the total time available to spray some of those products in the first part of June has only been a handful of hours.” Naeve reminds farmers to have an alternative weed management plan in place. “It’s cliche, but weed control is a lot of little hammers. We just don’t have that big hammer anymore in glyphosate,” says Naeve. “Corn and soybean farmers need to think more like the beet farmers of old and look at this very complex situation as a system where they’ll have to make multiple passes with a variety of products and diversify with tillage.” Read more details in a University of Minnesota Extension report.
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