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Summary: This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the north central United States to manage waterhemp more effectively. Some of the primary factors that make waterhemp the Midwestıs most problematic weed species are discussed in detail in this presentation, followed by an explanation of the cultural and herbicidal practices that should be implemented to manage and mitigate waterhemp. By the end of this presentation, the practitioner should know how to identify waterhemp, be able to describe some of the characteristics that make this species so problematic, and be able to integrate cultural practices with appropriate herbicide programs for the management of this species.
United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.