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Time to think about weed control in the fields

June 12, 2009
From Wayne Schoper, Brown/Nicollet Extension Educator

We finally got some decent rain last weekend, anywhere from 1-2 inches, which was truly a "million dollar" rain. It came at a time when the young corn and soybean plants really needed a good shot of moisture to keep them growing. It wasn't all bad to have to wait for rain as dry weather forces the roots down further into the soil to seek moisture and thus ensures a good solid base for the plant for the growing season. The first crop of alfalfa was put up in great shape and this recent rain will help the second crop and beyond. I was hearing reports that the first crop was somewhat short because of the dry month of May.



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