As the crops finish out the growing season, Roseau, Minnesota-based South 89 Seed agronomist Carl Gaukerud is reflecting on how well the weed control plan worked. “With last fall’s conditions, not much tillage got done. This made spring work more hectic and not as many pre-emergent herbicides were applied. The spraying was done post-emergence and there was a lot of common ragweed pressure with the rains. We’ll start desiccation on a few fields that got out-of-hand in the next few days, but overall weed control has been good.” Owner Amy Brateng says in general, the crops are doing well. “The summer was better this year compared to last year. Many of the products are denting and the corn will likely reach black layer in the next few weeks.” Watch the video.
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