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Finding a Weed Control Plan that Won’t Hurt Your Covers

Environment, herbicide chemistries, cover crop species and timing of herbicide application and cover crop seeding all play a role in herbicide carryover to covers.

If you applied 200 units of nitrogen to your corn, would you know how many units would be left at harvest? Before the season even begins?

Bryan Young asks that question because it’s the same concept with herbicide carryover — a grower can’t know how much of his herbicide will still be present later in the season before he even applies it.

The Purdue University weed scientist instead says that when it comes to herbicide…

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Laura barrera

Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. Prior to joining No-Till Farmer, she served as an assistant editor for a greenhouse publication. Barrera holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Ball State University.

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