Weeds want to survive more than you want to kill them. It is time to take back the upper hand. Evaluate each component of your tank mix and consider adding alternative weed control practices to your overall strategy. Success won’t be achieved by doing the same thing and expecting different results.

This presentation was featured at the Bloomington Better Beans event on January 11, 2023

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About the Author: Karen Corrigan

Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist and co-owner of McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomics, offers specialized agronomic consulting services to farmers in the upper Midwest. With a focus on improving production practices, Karen excels in weed science and fundamental agronomy. A Certified Crop Adviser in both Illinois and Iowa, she holds a master’s degree in agronomy-weed science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen is the incoming chair for the Illinois CCA Board, showcasing her leadership in the field. As an instructor at Heartland Community College, she teaches classes on agronomy, soils, horticulture, and pest management. In collaboration with friends Kelsey Litchfield and Jen Campbell, Karen hosts the monthly podcast, Girls Talk Ag. Karen is a Tazwell County Master Gardener and volunteers by giving seminars to patrons and by helping to stock their free seed libraries. She is a member of the McLean County Farm Bureau and serves as the Community Outreach Chair. Karen is the leader of the McLean County STEAM Team 4H club. Karen is also a mom of two elementary aged girls, two doodles, and a tiny rescue dog.

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  1. Jason Harvey September 5, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Great post! Remember that weed control success may vary depending on the specific environment, type of weeds, and the scale of your gardening or farming operation. A holistic and proactive approach that combines various strategies will help you achieve the best results while minimizing the need for chemical interventions.

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