University of Minnesota/NDSU Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist Tom Peters says the key to controlling kochia is stopping it early. “Even glyphosate-sensitive kochia is hard to control when it’s more than two inches tall so you have to be very very timel.” Scouting fields prior to emergence and after planting sugarbeets can provide additional options.“There might be an opportunity to use a product like gramoxone to control it. If you don’t get it early, you’re going to have challenges.”
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