For farmers seeing weeds in their crop fields this late in the growing season, hand-rouging and pulling them by hand may be the best way to remove them, more so than using a herbicide, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says.
Spurred by late spring and early summer rainfall, farmers’ row crops across much of Kansas are thriving. And so are the weeds they’re trying to control, including Palmer amaranth, an aggressive and invasive weed that used to be controlled by the popular herbicide glyphosate.
Deep-six weed seeds to control pigweeds and other herbicide-resistant pests in soybean fields, says a weed scientist from the University of Missouri.
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The soy complex also dropped on weather news. The industry has recently worried about persistent August dryness, especially if temperatures warm. However, meteorologists reportedly think there’s a significant chance of Corn Belt rain next week, whereas there’s no excessive heat in the forecast. August soybean futures ended Tuesday having fallen 10.0 cents to $12.265/bushel, while November futures dropped 12.75 cents to $10.95. August soyoil slid 0.27 cents to 36.25 cents/pound and August soymeal stumbled $7.4 to $395.4/ton.