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ARKANSAS

Augusta, Arkansas

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Joey York - Augusta, AK

Joey York
Agronomist
870-253-1987

Jared Wood - Augusta, AK

Jared Wood
Agronomist
870-919-0781

Perry Galloway - Augusta, AK

Perry Galloway
Agronomist
501-940-3575

Brant Burkett - Augusta, AK

Brant Burkett
Agronomist
870-919-6103

With the increase in rainfall, I’ve been getting a lot of calls about when it’s too late to plant rice. I personally wouldn’t plant any after June 10th because cool nights will shut it down in the fall. Plant hybrid rice and keep it moving along, don’t let it sit too long pre-flood! Hang in there, we will get it in.

Joey York

IDAHO

Buhl, Idaho

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Van Wiebe - Buhl, ID

Van Wiebe
Agronomist
208-731-8613

TJay Young - Buhl, ID

TJ Young
Agronomist
208-313-8896

Tyson Goossen- Buhl, ID

Tyson Goossen
Agronomist
208-308-1931

Eddie Gonzalez - Buhl, ID

Eddie Gonzalez
Agronomist
208-490-0181

If you are starting to see Mormon crickets, use 4 oz of Mustang Maxx.

Eddie Gonzalez

ILLINOIS

Georgetown, Illinois

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Jay Winland - Georgetown, IL

Jay Winland
Agronomist
217-474-9751

Tyler Smith - Georgetown, IL

Tyler Smith
Agronomist
765-237-6247

Evan Zimmerman - Georgetown, IL

Evan Zimmerman
Agronomist
765-366-9085

Jared Greuel - Georgetown, IL

Jared Greuel
Agronomist
217-725-4894

Pre-emerge herbicide works.

Pictured below are adjacent corn fields planted within 6 hours of each other on April 13th.

Pictured below are soybeans sprayed 26 days ago with the 3 Pre Program.

Scout Well! Be Profitable!

Jared Greuel

IOWA

Rockwell, Iowa

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Todd Robeoltman - Rockwell, IA

Todd Robeoltman
Agronomist
641-425-0260

Tim Nuehring - Rockwell, IA

Tim Nuehring
Agronomist
641-430-4905

Paul Helland - Rockwell, IA

Paul Helland
Agronomist
641-430-2685

Mike Jaeger - Rockwell, IA

Mike Jaeger
Agronomist
641-330-9603

Brian Pottebaum - Rockwell, IA

Brian Pottebaum
Agronomist
515-290-4098

Adam Drewelow- Rockwell, IA

Adam Drewelow
Agronomist
319-415-8494

Shelby Cornelius- Rockwell, IA

Shelby Cornelius
Agronomist
641-512-5104

We get many questions about spraying in the Enlist system or the Xtend system. For a list of the nozzles developed for these technologies and the approved tankmix partners and additives, check the respective websites as they are updated each week.

Enlist Tankmix
Engenia Tankmix
Xtendimax Tankmix

*Note: Dicamba products require training certification and RUP license

Paul Helland

Delivering a nutrient package and PGR to your crop right now will ensure quicker growth in low GDU (growing degree units) periods, like what’s happening presently in the Midwest. Several growers in the area have been using a combination of Smart Quatro (at 1 pint to 1 qt) and MegaGro L (at 2 oz) to perk up the crop.

Tim Nuehring

Sheldon, Iowa

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Connor Majerus - Sheldon, IA

Connor Majerus
Agronomist
712-363-6501

Adam Sauer - Sheldon, IA

Adam Sauer
Agronomist
712-348-3851

Allie Miller - Sheldon, IA

Allie Miller
Agronomist
712-420-1191

Haley Wagenaar - Sheldon, IA

Haley Wagenaar
Agronomist
712-324-1189

With the rain we’ve gotten in the past couple days, it’s a great time to see where your drainage issues are. Once you find the bad spots, think about how it can be fixed – maybe with above ground ditching or tiling. Tiling is something that gets overlooked in our area and is something to consider on your farm!

Allie Miller

The slow growth pace evident in many local fields is giving farmers a unique opportunity this spring. The lengthened emergence window has magnified stand issues and allowed ample time for digging and investigating. Although soil conditions were rather beautiful, I’d encourage everyone go back into a few fields this week and start digging up irregularities. Take pictures or notes and identify a couple more spring preparation watch outs to try and establish that picket fence stand.

Connor Majerus

Take extra precaution when spraying this year because there are many different soybean traits out there. Be mindful of what you have planted as well as your neighbors. You don’t want to take a chance and end up having drift issues. Use a good drift control agent such as Lockamba or Sedate Max.

Haley Wagenaar

Additives can make or break a tank mix. Make sure you know the ones you need. Impact likes MSO when it is alone, while Callisto and Laudis like crop oil. If you don’t get the right tankmix your chemical will likely not perform as you planned.

Adam Sauer

KANSAS

Garden City, Kansas

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Keith Giesbrecht - Garden City, KS

Keith Giesbrecht
Agronomist
620-272-7906

Aaron Elam - Garden City, KS

Aaron Elam
Agronomist
620-277-6313

Travis Parsons - Garden City, KS

Travis Parsons
Agronomist
620-290-0224

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Guy Pugh
Agronomist
405-834-8581

With the recent rain in the area, it’s a good time to catch up on things you have been putting off.

Aaron Elam

MINNESOTA

Fairmont, Minnesota

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Steve Draper - Fairmont, MN

Steve Draper
Agronomist
507-236-3498

Mike Bates - Fairmont, MN

Mike Bates
Agronomist
507-236-1330

Evan Oberdieck - Fairmont, MN

Evan Oberdieck
Agronomist
612-801-8154

Hans Hinrichsen - Fairmont, MN

Hans Hinrichsen
Agronomist
507-236-3191

Sam Geistfeld - Fairmont, MN

Sam Geistfeld
Agronomist
507-848-0749

Nathan Rolling - Fairmont, MN

Nathan Rolling
Agronomist
507-236-7884

Corn spraying should start in most situations when we dry out. Be sure to look at what weeds you have to make sure your planned spray will cover that spectrum.

Evan Oberdieck

Hancock, Minnesota

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Adam Gibson - Hancock, MN

Adam Gibson
Agronomist
320-444-7280

Aaron Giese - Hancock, MN

Aaron Giese
Agronomist
320-766-2274

Aaron Erdahl - Hancock, MN

Aaron Erdahl
Agronomist
320-808-8555

Now is a good time to spray insecticide around your property. Many bugs like wood ticks, ants, and spiders are starting to get active. By spraying a product like Talstar P (bifenthrin) around your yard, landscaping, foundation soffits and downspouts you will kill or repel these pests. Talstar P has the same active ingredient as Brigade and Capture but is in a water-based formulation that has almost no odor, and it does not require a RUP license to buy it. It’s for sale in Minnesota, check your state for labeling.

Adam Gibson

Checking the rainfast times before spraying is a good idea if there is any rain in the forecast. Go to the website “AgPhD.com” and look under the resources tab. It has information about storage, application, and rainfast times for multiple chemicals.

Aaron Erdahl

Hawley, Minnesota

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Todd Brinkman - Hawley, MN

Todd Brinkman
Agronomist
701-412-7553

Be sure to have adequate amounts of zinc in your soil. Zinc plays a big part in moisture uptake in the plant and improves overall plant health and vigor.

Todd Brinkman

Le Roy, Minnesota

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Grant Lunning - Le Roy, Minnesota

Grant Lunning
Agronomist
507-384-2256

Doug Dohlman - Le Roy, Minnesota

Doug Dohlman
Agronomist
507-993-1465

Dave Lunning - Le Roy, Minnesota

Dave Lunning
Agronomist
507-438-2649

Bob Grass - Le Roy, Minnesota

Bob Grass
Agronomist
507-438-9007

I have been getting a lot of questions on how tall of corn TripleFLEX can be sprayed on. The answer is 11”. Same goes for anything with Harness or Surpass in it.

Grant Lunning

Marshall, Minnesota

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Mike Homandberg - Marshall, MN

Mike Homandberg
Agronomist
605-310-9013

John Wiese - Marshall, MN

John Wiese
Agronomist
507-530-5250

Jeremy Jensen - Marshall, MN

Jeremy Jensen
Agronomist
507-530-5841

Dave Timmerman - Marshall, MN

Dave Timmerman
Agronomist
507-829-5882

Jeff Gladis - Marshall, MN

Jeff Gladis
Agronomist
507-487-5788

Brent Larson - Marshall, MN

Brent Larson
Agronomist
320-269-1577

No crop scouting report available.

Olivia, Minnesota

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John Scheibel - Olivia, MN

John Scheibel
Agronomist
320-579-0465

Brandon Howard, Olivia, MN

Brandon Howard
Agronomist
320-905-4203

Now it the time to be scouting your fields. We are seeing weeds starting to come (primarily lambsquarters), and stopping them in the 2-4” range is much easier. Any of the HPPD’s (such as Callisto) will do a nice job on lambsquarters in corn. In soybeans, Roundup, Liberty, Enlist One, and Xtendimax all do a very good job in the appropriate traited fields.

John Scheibel

Roseau, Minnesota

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Scott Younggren - Roseau, MN

Scott Younggren
Agronomist
218-843-1718

Tyler Cosley - Roseau, MN

Tyler Cosley
Agronomist
218-526-0672

As crops emerge be mindful of neighboring crops as you spray. It’s a great idea to put drift control in each tank. Nozzle type, herbicide type, and wind direction are obviously spray drift factors as well. I recommend 5 oz of Latch for drift control and canopy penetration.

Scott Younggren

Thief River Falls, Minnesota

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Terry Funk - Thief River Falls, MN

Terry Funk
Agronomist
218-289-3797

Nikki Toft - Thief River Falls, MN

Nikki Toft
Agronomist
218-686-4086

No crop scouting report available.

Winthrop, Minnesota

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Dean Christiansen - Winthrop, MN

Dean Christiansen
Agronomist
605-359-2408

Tony Hagen - Winthrop, MN

Tony Hagen
Agronomist
612-201-0141

Matt Vogel - Winthrop, MN

Matt Vogel
Agronomist
507-276-6089

If you had planned on spraying your soybean with herbicides such as Valor or Authority products but they have already emerged, you need to use a different plan and spray post-emerge. We have had good success with Warrant as a residual along with Roundup.

Dean Christiansen

As you are switching back and forth between spraying soybeans and corn make sure you are thoroughly washing out each time. The triple rinse is the best way to ensure you get all the residue out. Start by rinsing out the tank with water and spray it out. Then rinse with water and 1 pint of Erase per 100 gallons of water and spray it out. Lastly, spray it out with water one more time.

Matt Vogel

MONTANA

Great Falls, Montana

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Stetson Senyak - Great Falls, MT

Stetson Senyak
Agronomist
406-350-0967

Cory Ballard - Great Falls, MT

Cory Ballard
Agronomist
406-799-0170

No crop scouting report available.

Sidney, Montana

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Barry Holzworth - Sidney, MT

Barry Holzworth
Agronomist
406-480-2024

No crop scouting report available.

NEBRASKA

Laurel, Nebraska

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Rusty Reifenrath - Laurel, NE

Rusty Reifenrath
Agronomist
402-375-8776

Brendan Nicholson - Laurel, NE

Brendan Nicholson
Agronomist
402-369-3623

Kody Urwiler - Laurel, NE

Kody Urwiler
Agronomist
402-841-2096

Haley Greve - Laurel, NE

Haley Greve
Agronomist
402-841-2475

This week will be a great week to start scouting for weeds and making plans for your post-emerge application.

Kody Urwiler

Seward, Nebraska

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Dylan Codr - Seward, NE

Dylan Codr
Agronomist
402-450-5688

Devin Prochaska- Seward, NE

Devin Prochaska
Agronomist
402-367-9871

Chris Pranger - Seward, NE

Chris Pranger
Agronomist
402-525-0359

Scouting crops is extremely important. Knowing what is out there for emerging weeds will help determine what needs to happen with your post-spraying options on both corn and soybeans. Check your fields carefully and consult your agronomist on options specific for your situation.

Chris Pranger

West Point, Nebraska

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Jacob Gubbels - West Point, NE

Jacob Gubbels
Agronomist
402-380-7729

Michael Wiese - West Point, NE

Michael Wiese
Agronomist
402-720-2302

Danny Widhlem - West Point, NE

Danny Widhelm
Agronomist
402-372-7625

Jared Steffensmeier - West Point, NE

Jared Steffensmeier
Agronomist
402-920-2265

Post-emerge applications on corn will begin here later this week. Weed control is the top priority, but don’t forget another important thing to go in the tank at this time. Diseases such as anthracnose and other stalk rots infect corn plants as early as VE -V5, so now is a good time to add a fungicide to the tank to improve plant health and lower the severity of these diseases.
There are many options and almost all can be tank mixed with your post-herbicides. Some economical options are Acadia at 3 oz and Aquila XL at 6 oz.

Michael Wiese

Wood River, Nebraska

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Kegan Macfee - Wood River, NE

Kegan Macfee
Agronomist
308-627-0431

Josh Dexter - Wood River, NE

Josh Dexter
Agronomist
308-390-0755

Cass Corman - Wood River, NE

Cass Corman
Agronomist
402-853-1572

V3-V5 is a busy time for corn as well as the farm. Corn is determining how big the ear is going to be, and you are probably gearing up for a second herbicide pass. Consider adding a fungicide with the herbicide to ensure optimal plant health.

Josh Dexter

NORTH DAKOTA

Lisbon, North Dakota

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Brian Weight - Lisbon, ND

Brian Weight
Agronomist
701-680-0969

Spencer Schultz - Lisbon, ND

Spencer Schultz
Agronomist
701-680-2087

Becca Anderson - Lisbon, ND

Becca Anderson
Agronomist
701-429-7150

Dandelions and thistle in the yard can easily be controlled with products like Trimec. It often takes just 3-5 oz per gallon of water to do the job. Be careful around gardens and flowers as Trimec can harm them.

Spencer Schultz

Mohall, North Dakota

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Mark Henry - Mohall, ND

Mark Henry
Agronomist
701-833-4989

Boe Lautenschlager - Mohall, ND

Boe Lautenschlager
Agronomist
701-818-2099

Charlie Adams- Mohall, ND

Charlie Adams
Agronomist
701-833-4959

Wyatt Thompson - Mohall, ND

Wyatt Thompson
Agronomist
701-833-4969

Wyatt Stanley - Mohall, ND

Wyatt Stanley
Agronomist
701-833-4979

A good option for controlling volunteer canola and kochia with residual ahead of soybeans and field peas is Authority Supreme at 5.8 oz. This requires rain for activation.

Charlie Adams

SOUTH DAKOTA

Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Tanner Johnson - Aberdeen, SD

Tanner Johnson
Agronomist
605-252-0941

Kalen Kjellsen - Aberdeen, SD

Kalen Kjellsen
Agronomist
605-216-6656

Jay Barnett - Aberdeen, SD

Jay Barnett
Agronomist
605-216-0375

Ryan Brick - Aberdeen, SD

Ryan Brick
Agronomist
605-290-9445

Crusting is a major factor in our area this year. A rotary hoe is a good tool to help break this crust, but a nice 0.25” rain is really the best option. Do some digs and monitor stand. It’s very possible certain area of the field could need a replant.

Jay Barnett

As soybean acres get planted, it is important to make sure you are scouting your fields before applying your pre. If your soybeans are cracking the ground, switch to a group 15 such as Warrant, Outlook, Zidua, or Dual.

Kalen Kjellsen

Baltic, South Dakota

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Rob Fritz - Baltic, SD

Rob Fritz
Agronomist
605-254-6957

Lee Fischer - Baltic, Sd

Lee Fischer
Agronomist
605-359-4784

Wes Jepsen - Baltic, SD

Wes Jepsen
Agronomist
605-864-0244

Tyler Koenig - Baltic, SD

Tyler Koenig
Agronomist
605-690-4302

Joe Schieffer - Baltic, SD

Joe Schieffer
Agronomist
605-305-2410

Mike Bemboom - Baltic, SD

Mike Bemboom
Equipment Manager
605-351-3586

Jerry Weiland - Baltic, SD

Jerry Weiland
Tile Specialist
605-957-5050

I have been getting a lot of questions on controlling weeds and crabgrass in lawns. With tough to control weeds like clover and field bindweed, Trimec 992 is a good option. With crabgrass use products like Drive XLR8 or Quinclorac 75 DF.

Joe Schieffer

If you had prevent planting and cover crops last year, some pre’s could be weak on holding certain types of volunteer cover crops. Scout your fields early, as I would expect you may need to spray post earlier than most years.

Wes Jepsen

Centerville, South Dakota

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Travis Petty - Centerville, SD

Travis Petty
Agronomist
605-359-2029

Ty Iverson - Centerville, SD

Ty Iverson
Agronomist
605-670-9736

Koty Short - Centerville, SD

Koty Short
Agronomist
605-670-1326

Some pre-emerge herbicides are starting to lose their strength, especially on early planted corn. Now is the time to start preparing for post-emerge spraying. Be sure to use multiple effective modes of action to control the wide spectrum of weeds.

Travis Petty

I am seeing some grass and thistle pressure 4 weeks after spraying pre’s. I recommend using a product like DiFlexx for the thistle pressure and glyphosate for the grass.

Koty Short

Some spraying is getting delayed and weeds could get out of control. I recommend Status at 5 oz an acre as a good rescue option for corn.

Ty Iverson

Freeman, South Dakota

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Lee Dockendorf - Freeman, SD

Lee Dockendorf
Agronomist
605-351-9527

Lane Konrad - Freeman, SD

Lane Konrad
Agronomist
605-505-0543

Corn posts are beginning to be applied, so it is important to be scouting your fields for what weeds are out there. Taking notes of what weeds there are, and the size of them, will create the best method for weed control.

Lane Konrad

Gettysburg, South Dakota

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Eric Butz - Gettysburg, SD

Eric Butz
Agronomist
605-310-9277

If you are planting beans and get a lot of treated seed at one time, and are unsure of the weather, you can add an extender to the seed treatment to give you a bigger window to get the seed in the ground.

Kyle Hawkinson

If your soybeans are out of the ground and you missed getting a pre-emerge residual product applied, there are still some options. Pursuit and Anthem Maxx are good options that will give you burndown and good residual for grass and small seeded broadleaves.

Eric Butz

Groton, South Dakota

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Chad Jessen - Groton, SD

Chad Jessen
Agronomist
605-216-3174

Chris Kassube - Groton, SD

Chris Kassube
Agronomist
605-395-7111

Corn is emerging and growing fast. Now is the time to take a tissue sample to see how the crop is doing. If issues are found, we can correct them early with another top-dress application or feed that plant with a foliar spray.

Chris Kassube

Huron, South Dakota

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Alan Williams - Huron, SD

Alan Williams
Agronomist
605-350-1099

Jason Leyendecker - Huron, SD

Jason Leyendecker
Agronomist
605-354-5214

Jarid Bechen - Huron, SD

Jarid Bechen
Agronomist
605-999-5706

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Kyle Wiese - Huron, SD

Kyle Wiese
Agronomist
605-237-5972

It is getting time to spray small grains. Be sure to include a fungicide with your herbicide program. Fungicides are relatively inexpensive and tankmix easily with most herbicides.

Jason Leyendecker

When rinsing out your spray tank between chemistries, make sure you are adding a tank cleaner to the tank for the most effective clean out. I like Erase at 1 pint per 100 gallons of water.

Jarid Bechen

A few acres are being transitioned into conventional corn. With that being said, make sure to use a full rate of a group 15 herbicide like Harness. Grass control is your biggest priority right now!

Kyle Wiese

Kimball, South Dakota

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Mike Erickson - Kimball, SD

Mike Erickson
Agronomist
605-359-6738

Jeremy Nedved - Kimball, SD

Jeremy Nedved
Agronomist
605-999-8296

Tyson Serr - Kimball, SD

Tyson Serr
Agronomist
605-830-0115

Be sure you are getting out and doing stand counts. With the cold weather, and now the heavy rains occurring in the area, some of the early planted corn never emerged especially in the poorly drained areas.

Tyson Serr

Continue to take soil samples for nitrogen in your corn. Continuous rain fall can drive nitrogen through your soil profile. Sidedressing 28% might be necessary.

Mike Erickson

Conditions in our area right now are conducive to disease. Make sure you are checking all crops for any signs or symptoms on leaves and stalks. Most times once a disease is found it’s too late and damage is irreversible.

Jeremy Nedved

Roscoe, South Dakota

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Cody Braun - Roscoe, SD

Cody Braun
Agronomist
605-380-7454

No crop scouting report available.

Watertown, South Dakota

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Jack Beutler - Watertown, SD

Jack Beutler
Agronomist
605-880-0787

Beau Wensing - Watertown, SD

Beau Wensing
Agronomist
605-881-4615

Jacob Ronke - Watertown, SD

Jacob Ronke
Agronomist
605-881-2382

If you have been using Valor SX for your soybean pre herbicide and don’t care for dry products, you can now get Valor EZ that is liquid and use the same rates.

Jack Beutler

If you planted wheat and are looking for an early fungicide, consider using Stratego. Stratego will help control tan spot and help in suppressing rust.

Beau Wensing

WASHINGTON

Farmington, Washington

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Jamie Rovey - Farmington, WA

Jamie Rovey
Agronomist
509-595-0222

Josh Bafus - Farmington, WA

Josh Bafus
Agronomist
509-336-5634

The second spraying of chem fallow is starting in a few areas. Adding a second mode, and even a third mode, of action with your RT3 will help with weeds like marestail and Russian thistle. 2,4-D at 8-10 oz with Aim at 0.5-1 oz is a good option. Just be sure to spray before the marestail bolts.

Josh Bafus

Quincy, Washington

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Sam Krautscheid - Quincy, WA

Sam Krautscheid
Agronomist
509-797-5161

Danny Hopkins - Quincy, WA

Danny Hopkins
Agronomist
509-750-6987

Dave Dye - Quincy, WA

Dave Dye
Agronomist
509-398-5400

David Hinkins - Quincy, WA

David Hinkins
Agronomist
509-398-4178

Devin Moon - Quincy, WA

Devin Moon
Agronomist
509-366-7489

For those tough weeds in spring wheat, Huskie is a great herbicide option that will have excellent control on Russian thistle, prickly lettuce, Jim Hill mustard and marestail in the rosette stage. We have seen great results with the addition of 1 lb an acre of AMS.

Devin Moon