Published Oct 19, 2023

Suppressing Waterhemp in Soybeans with Cover Crops – Practical Cover Croppers

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Waterhemp and other weeds in the pigweed family are becoming increasingly problematic in soybean production as they continue to develop resistance to several herbicide modes of action. PFI farmer members Jon Bakehouse of Hastings, IA, Ben Dwire of Arco, MN, and Will Cannon of Prairie City, IA explain how using cover crops has helped keep weed populations like waterhemp in check. Hear how cover crops have extended the period of time which herbicide applications hold down weeds, and how some farmers have altered their cover crop seeding plans for more effective weed control.