|Crowd at U of I today|
|Montgomery County Weeds|
|One of Hundreds of Combinations tested.|
|This combination seemed pretty effective too.|
|Control Plot with no treatment|
The weed science day was a great opportunity for farmers and retailers to see what is really working in the field. Lots of time was allowed to browse the plots in both corn and soybeans. I did not post any corn potos because the crop is further along and it is really not as easy to see the weeds.
I also took the opportunity to network with U of I weed scientist Dr. Aaron Hager. I asked him if he was seeing any problems with herbicide effectiveness because of dry weather. He said that one of the problems he has observed is dust on leaves. I missed this when it was published in May, but it still applies to spraying soybeans. He said the most effective solution is to slow down when spraying so you don't kick up as much dist.