The first year of Jim Stute’s research shows that when cereal rye is terminated 7-14 days after soybean emergence, weed suppression increases 5.3% per day during that time period. Yield, meanwhile, declined about 0.54 bushels, or 1.1%, per acre per day as termination was delayed. Jim Stute

When Is the Best Time to Terminate Cereal Rye to Suppress Weeds & Protect No-Till Soybean Yield?

1st year of research shows that between 7-14 days after soybean emergence, rye increases weed suppression by 5.3% per day but hurts yield by about ½ bushel per day

74% of the farmers who responded to the 2024 Cover Crops Operational Practices Survey say cover crops provide at least some level of weed suppression in their fields

Worldwide, weeds have evolved resistance to 21 of the 31 known herbicide modes of action and to 168 different herbicides, according to the International Herbicide-Resistant Weed Database. With herbicides becoming less effective, farmers are going to have to get more creative with weed control. 

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Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.

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