Blogging by the Bushel
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By: Mike Niederman – Mercer Landmark Agronomist

It seems like winter got here in a hurry this year and I think it’s safe to say that not everyone was able to take care of all of their fall burndown with some growers probably not able to take care of any of it.  It is important to control winter annual weeds because they will compete with crops and many of them are hosts for devastating pests such as black cutworm and soybean cyst nematode.  Now is a great time to get out into the fields (as long as there isn’t any snow) and see what your problem weeds are so we can determine the best management practice for every field.  It is ideal to get burndown applied to every field in the fall but in farming, ideal timing is very hard to come by.  It may be too late to take care of any weeds now but we want to be prepared for what we will be battling when everything starts to come back to life this coming spring.  Be sure to contact your local Mercer Landmark agronomy rep for assistance with weed identification and selecting the right herbicide.

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