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Narrow Rows Can Help Curb Waterhemp

Gil Gullickson 09/12/2012 @ 10:06am Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

Feeling whipped by waterhemp? Well, you’re in good company. While many of you had scorched soybeans from this summer’s drought, waterhemp fared just fine.

There’s one tool to keep in mind, though, that can help you contain this monster weed: Narrow rows. Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weeds specialist, discussed this tool at this week’s Bayer CropScience Respect the Rotation tour near Ellsworth, Iowa.

Soybeans planted in 15-inch rows canopy quicker than soybeans planted in wider rows. “Narrow rows have almost the same benefit as a mid-season cultivation,” says Hartzler.

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