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Iowa farmer concerned about timely herbicide applications

A farmer in southern Iowa is concerned about a shrinking window to spray for weeds.

Jeff Jorgenson grows corn and soybeans near Sidney.

“I think the pressure is going to be on herbicide application just because of how many windy days we’re having. I think that’s going to be a challenge going forward because obviously we can keep planting but the sprayers are definitely going to be behind.”

He tells Brownfield conditions are ripe for weed growth and certain herbicides aren’t readily available.

“I’ve got concerns for weed control (and) we definitely need to make sure we do that the right way with the shortage of supply.”

Farmers in several states are dealing with supply constraints and consistently high winds.  In Iowa, the week began with advisories for most of the state because of southerly winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour.

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