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Francis Childs Lite

Posted by Russel Higgins - Corn Weeds

One research project at the NIARC has been dubbed "Francis Childs Lite", a nod to the Iowa farmer who set a world record for corn yield of 442 bushels in 2002. Our study is comparing tillage systems, N-rate, fungicides, and fertility systems. Dave Lindgren side-dressed 32% in that experiment today. Also today we planted soybean in our date of planting study. This is our final scheduled planting for 2012. Dr. Adam Davis and crew were on hand to plant (that's right, plant) Palmer amaranth and Shattercane to evaluate their competitiveness in northern Illinois. These weeds will be destroyed prior to seed set!

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