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Grower makes resistance management part of his routine

When it comes to managing herbicide-resistant weeds, Dan Petker takes it all in stride. “It’s just another aspect of the farm that we have to do,” says the Norfolk county farmer who grows corn, soybeans, wheat and forages with his dad on the northern shore of Lake Erie.

It helps that Petker has a keen interest in weed management; it’s a passion he’s trying to instil in others. “I try to foster some excitement in dealing with weeds, instead of people thinking that it’s depressing,” says Petker who regularly connects with other farmers in his role as a Pioneer® Hi-Bred seed dealer.

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