terrible weed problem. I don't know him well enough yet to offer him any advice but I sure wish he would take some from somebody.
He is a kind old gent, probably a better man than I'd ever hope to be but his weed problem reminds me of what dad said they fought when he was a kid. They are clear out of control and costing him big money and me a little.
If it were mine, the whole thing would be planted to cereal rye or at least sprayed with 2,4-D and Banvel this fall. That would get us started. He only raises soybeans so other crops are not an option and I am sure he wouldn't want to pay for planting cereal rye or a fall spray.
You read all of this great advice on Crop Talk but when it really comes down to applying them to your local situation, sometimes there just isn't a good answer. I would love to rent the farm just to clean up the weeds but that isn't going to happen. I would really like to own it but that is just as far a shot, too.
I am not whining but I am complaining. These resistant weeds are going to eat our lunch unless we stay on top of them.
This is what happens when you farm in 2014 like you did in 2004.
Farming doesn't change much but it is continually changing.