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Making Decisions Based on Weed Scouting in Corn

April 16, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing how to make decisions based on weed scouting in corn.

Weed management starts and ends with scouting Timely scouting allows the farmer to know what species of weeds are in the field, where they are, and how severe the infestation is within the field. Regardless of which weed management tool is used, they all become less effective as the weed increases in size, so the adage, “scout early and often” is certainly true. Scouting helps manage herbicide resistance as weed size can impact the ability of herbicides to control them. The key to successful weed control and scouting is proper weed species identification. Many weeds look similar, but each species may require vastly different management tactics.

Learn more about various scouting and sampling methods in this issue of SeedScoop.

Making Decisions Based on Weed Scouting in Corn