Hand Hoeing to Control Resistant Pigweed - December 2010
[Title Slide - Hand Hoeing to Control Resistant Pigweed. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Ken Smith - Extension Weed Scientist] We might talk about proper hand-hoeing and God I thought I would never-ever say that in front of this many people particularly. [Picture of people hand weeding in a soybean field.] But, proper hand-hoeing is an option. [Pictures showing pigweeds - None are 100%] Now this weed that you see right here, if you can see that stump right there and that little. This is it, I dug it up. This is it. This, you see the seed on this, see the, see the top of this plant, the seed heads? This is all that was holding it.
[Ken Smith] Now as we talk about proper hand hoeing, that does not mean get them down below the canopy where the farmer can’t see them. [Pictures showing a hoe and a hoeing crew in a field - Inspect Hoe Crew's Work] I’ve got some student workers that understand this pretty well, their objective is to get it down below the canopy, Dr. Ken can’t see it and then maybe we won’t have to go back. But let me just encourage you, if you’re running hoe crews, go to the field with them, walk behind them a little bit just to make sure that they’re doing this right. [Slide - Partially cut pigweed will survive.] Those adventitious buds right at the base of that plant will come back and you guys know that.
[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information about soybean farming in Arkansas, contact your local county Extension office.
[Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]