Weed Control in the Soybean Industry

Bob Scott, Ph.D., extension weed specialist with the University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service, explains how to proactively control weeds this growing season.

Through multiple research stations, Dr. Scott is able to replicate several plots to experience what Arkansas grower’s face in the different parts of the state. Depending on the plant, trials range from five to 30 treatments.

“90 percent of the things we look at out here are available to farmers right now.” 

Here are Dr. Scott’s recommendations for controlling pigweed:

  1. Growers need to be proactive and have a plan
  2. Use of residual herbicides
  3. Application timing