They won’t impact your yields, but left unmanaged, field borders, fence rows, creek beds and ditches provide breeding grounds for weeds, including herbicide-resistant weeds. Allowing weed seed production in field borders can have long-term effects on your fields.
Troublesome weeds like Waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and Giant Ragweed thrive in these areas.
Perennial weeds often appear first in these areas. Left unmanaged, they can infest your fields.
You can prevent weed infestations by planting and maintaining dense grass cover in field borders.