Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Start Clean – Kill the Pigweed

Posted by romeethredge on May 24, 2013

We still have a good many acres of cotton to get into the ground and I don’t think I can overemphasize the importance of starting clean of pigweed.

I had a grower the other day say, “I think I can just plant this field (It had been disked a week or so earlier), there’s no pigweed up.”  Well we looked a little closer and see below what we found. Those are the ones we may be paying someone to hand pull later.  So he ended up making a paraquat spray before planting to kill them.

They go from this size to too big to control in a few days.

Check fields carefully before declaring them weed free.

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