Growers across the Midwest continue to feel the impacts of late freezes, heavy rains and severe storms from this spring. Unfortunately, these impacts will likely be felt moving into the 2020 growing season, as well.

“The late planting for corn and soybeans means a late harvest,” says Zach Trower, a Syngenta agronomy service representative based in Riverside, Iowa. “In some cases, harvest may not be complete until it is already too late for a fall burndown.”

In a year when weeds went largely unchecked across countless acres due to the weather conditions, that’s a big problem for future seasons.

Any seeds deposited into the weed seed bank in those fields will either take root in ...