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WEED SUPPRESSION AND COVER CROPS – Dr. Karla Gage, assistant professor of weed science and plant biology at Southern Illinois University, has been studying cover crops’ role in weed suppression and presented her findings at IFB’s annual meeting last month. “Even though we didn’t get as much biomass as we had hoped with our recent trials, we still saw weed suppressing benefits,” Gage said. “The treatments that we had with cover crops did just as well with the treatments using herbicides alone.” (

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