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Early Control Key to Stopping Foxtail

A basic plan with pre-emergent herbicides should be enough to keep giant foxtail from dinging yields.
Foxtail is a prevalent foe in the northern and eastern Corn Belt, reported by the Weed Science Society of America as the fifth most common weed dealt with by farmers, although it’s not ranked among the most troublesome.
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Timing, Predators Affect Aerial Cover Crop Seeding

An experienced ag pilot says flying on covers in northern climates too early can starve the seeds for sunlight or leave them prey to slugs and earthworms.
Aerial seeding is a popular method to help no-tillers get cover crops established in a timely manner, especially in far northern U.S. climates where growing seasons are shorter and application windows are tight.
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