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  • Marestail emerging in an alfalfa field

    Control weeds and establish a healthy alfalfa stand

    UPPER-MIDWEST: Weeds are a primary production factor that can decrease the quality of alfalfa, lower yields, interfere with harvest and decrease profitability. They interfere with alfalfa during establishment and throughout the growing season, reducing dry matter yields and plant persistence by competing for light, water and nutrients. Because of its importance among forage crops, alfalfa is referred to as the “Queen of Forages,” but its establishment can actually be very difficult because of the crop’s…

Root damage in corn
Snowy field in Michigan
Agronomic image of corn earworm damage