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Tour will highlight a spring soybean weed
STONEVILLE – Soybean growers and consultants will benefit from an upcoming tour that teaches control measures for a springtime weed that plagues fields every year.
Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center will host a yellow nutsedge discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 31 in the B.F. Smith Auditorium. Following a brief seminar, participants will travel a short distance to a trial area that has been established to demonstrate various tactics for controlling this weed, both before and after soybean plants have emerged.
Yellow nutsedge is a perennial weed that begins to emerge in late February through early April. Spring burndown treatments typically include glyphosate, which is minimally effective on yellow nutsedge. Warm soils and the removal of winter vegetation encourage yellow nutsedge to emerge. Every year, producers ask how to manage this weed in soybeans.
This project has been funded in part by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board. Boots are recommended. In-service and certified crop adviser credits will be available.
For more information, contact Tom Eubank at (662) 822-1964.