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Delayed planting, crop rotation keys to weed control in organic corn, soybeans

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Controlling weeds can be a battle for corn and soybean farmers, but organic producers face special challenges and higher risks.

Weed management for organic crop production falls into two categories: cultural weed control and mechanical weed control. Cultural methods include diversifying rotations, delayed planting, changing planting rates, timing nutrient applications and using cover crops. These are the first line of defense against weeds.

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