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Waterhemp a problem for growers in parts of Illinois and Iowa

Waterhemp in an Iowa soybean field (photo courtesy Iowa State University)

A tech service rep covering western Illinois and eastern Iowa for BASF says weeds have been a problem this year.

Kurt Maertens tells Brownfield the growing season started slow because it was cool and wet, but conditions turned hot and dry the second week of May.

“And then everything happened at the same time. Tillage, planting, spraying, where we strung together four or five days of 90-plus degree temperatures.

Waterhemp a problem for growers in parts of Illinois and Iowa

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