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Fall Weed Control. What's Your Plan for Weed Seeds Lurking in Harvested Fields?

This time of year, Illinois farmer Nathan Wentworth is on the phone to his chemical retailer as soon as the dust from the combine settles.
"If we're in the middle of October or later, as soon as a bean field is harvested, we're having it sprayed with herbicides," he said. "It's a core component of our weed control program, because we're minimum-till."
Fall burndown applications may be more important than usual this fall, after the challenging spring many growers experienced, noted Ohio State University Extension weed scientist Mark Loux.
"If you missed spring burndown or had prevent plant, there was probably an increased frequency of winter annual weeds going to seed -- I know there was more marestail," he noted.
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