Farmers have some weed control options

Farmers have some weed control options

An extension weed scientist says farmers still might not be able to get dicamba this spring even with the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent order allowing the use of existing stocks.

But Kevin Bradley with University of Missouri Extension tells Brownfield farmers have options.

“I think we need to rely much more on effective pre-emergence residual herbicides and make that the first priority.”

Bradley says pre-emergence residual herbicides can be effective on weeds at or before planting, following up with an overlapping residual herbicide program.