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Do not feed the weeds

Do not feed the weedsDo not feed the weeds

By Leilana McKindra

STILLWATER, Okla. – Weeds are the enemy of any healthy crop and they can be difficult, frustrating adversaries.

But, producers keeping a sharp eye on both the yield and the quality of their wheat crops are not heading into battle powerless.

In fact, a keen awareness of what is going on in the field is one of the most reliable weapons available to producers in the fight against worrisome weeds.

“Unfortunately, our weeds are usually better adapted to our fields than the crops we plant. It’s a continuous problem and something we have to watch,” said Misha Manuchehri, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension weed specialist for small grains and canola. “Every year is going to be a little different, so it’s better to put our boots in the field and scout rather than noticing issues when it’s too late.” ....

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