UACES Facebook Weed Management: Start Clean - May 2012

Weed Management: Start Clean  - May 2012

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[Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. Music plays in the background]

[Title Slide – Weed Management: Start Clean Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Presented by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]

I’m Ken Smith, Extension Weed Scientist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. [Video shows a prigweed in a field.  Dr. Ken Smith, Extension Weed Scientist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture stands in a field.]

If we’re going to manage pigweed, one of the concepts is that we must start clean. Starting clean is an old concept, as old as farming. But when we stop, take a real good close look in this area. We’ve got as many as 20 pigweed seedlings in an area. Doesn’t take much soil to cover one of these little tiny seedlings. So if we look down really close here, and we start looking in the soil that has just slightly been disturbed, little tiny seedlings inside here that certainly will come on and grow if we do not take those out prior to planting. [Ken shows pigweed seedlings emerging through soil.]

Common question is, “Do we run our paraquat in front of our planter or behind the planter?” I prefer to run it in front of the planter because as we get to these small ones, like these that are in here with soil, and some of these that are covered with some of these little clods, then we’ll end up letting those escape. They will come back and bite us later on.

[Narrator with music playing in the background] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas, contact your local county extension office.

[Title slide – Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your county extension office or go to www.uaex.edu. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast.]

 

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