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By~ Brad Miller

With waterhemp now in our area I get asked how to control it.  Ohio State recommends using a residual before planting such as Metribuzin, Valor XLT, Sonic, Boundary or the Authority products. And use different modes of action such as Liberty, Flexstar, Cobra, Xtendmax or Engenia  post to help with weed resistance.  I also get asked about our side X side results and if fungicide worked last year since it was so dry.   On soybeans ,over a  4 year period, fungicide averaged 3.2 bushel more over untreated acres and 2.7 bu/acre increase last year.  So over a 4 year period, at $10 beans, taking out the cost of the fungicide, you are adding $18 per acre to your bottom Line.   Last year you would have had a return on investment of $15/acre.   Another product that showed promise and did really well this year was Toggle, which had on average a 5 bu/acre increase when used on beans.    To get more Information on Toggle and to get a copy of the Yield Data Books see your Local Mercer Landmark Representative.

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