Strong winds blow spraying plans off track

Weather has complicated early season weed control for a central Iowa farmer.

Corey Hillebo of Polk City says windy conditions have been persistent this spring.

“That was another challenge in itself. When we were planting beans a couple weeks ago, it was constant 30 (to) 40 mile-per-hour winds it felt like just everyday. So the planter was rolling but the sprayer was not.”

He tells Brownfield he’s mostly caught up on spraying.

“When we finally got a chance to spray, it was all hands on deck to get that done.”

Hillebo strip-tills most of his acres and says their herbicide program usually includes a burndown with their preemergent right before or right after planting.

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