by BERNARD TOBIN
Every year, growers call agronomist Pat Lynch to seek his advice in solving crop performance problems in their fields. One of Lynch’s most memorable calls came from Scott, a Huron County grower who was really disappointed with the weed control in one of his soybean fields.
“He’s a very good farmer, who typically has clean fields. But, this year, his post-emergent soybean herbicide program had performed poorly. He paid good money for it and was expecting better weed control,” recalls Lynch, who notes that, other than custom combining, Scott does all his own fieldwork and dutifully maintains a soy-corn-wheat rotation.