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Delays throw off weed control for Minnesota organic farmer


An organic row crop farmer in southwest Minnesota says planting delays are also problematic for weed control.

Carolyn Olson of Cottonwood tells Brownfield work has been limited by wet conditions.

“Usually we’ll field cultivate and wait about five days for new weed seeds to germinate, and then field cultivate once again right in front of the planter. And this year it’s a one and plant.”

She says they’ll try to make up for the missed opportunity to take care of another early weed flush.