Lessons to be learned in managing weeds

There are lessons to be learned from the southern states’ battle with weed resistance.  Dr. Ford Baldwin, partner of Arkansas based Practical Weed Consultants says farmers in the Corn Belt need to implement a diverse weed management program.

“One of the things that killed us in Arkansas, is once we got to the point that farmers even knew they had resistance issues their reaction was ‘our glyphosate program is so cheap, I know I can get by one more year and then I’ll have to make some changes’,” he says.  “Well in a lot of cases that one more year mean fields weren’t harvested.”

Baldwin tells Brownfield if you talked to farmers in the south today, they’d have made a different decision in their weed management program years ago.

AUDIO: Dr. Ford Baldwin (3:30mp3)

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