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Journey Fields Farmers

Brad Wade

Farm Name: Wade Farms
Location: McLean, Illinois
Crops: Corn, Soybean



Brad’s operation is truly a family-run business. He and his family farm 5,500 acres in southern McClain County, Illinois, growing corn and soybeans. Together with his family and some full-time help, they’re able to reach their yield goals while holding off hard-to-control weeds like waterhemp.


Why did you join Operation Weed Eradication?

“We’re always playing defense when it comes to weed control. I’d like to see how close we can get to eradicating waterhemp.”

2022 Season

Harvest Season

Executing his weed control program the way he wanted set Brad up for above-average yields. 

Early Season

From Enjoying faster corn canopies last year, to adopting a broader spectrum soybean program this year, Brad's results are, "Much improved."

2021 Season

Harvest Season

Narrow row spacing can allow for quicker canopy and a more uniform emergence to help with weed control.

Early Season

Take advantage of a good early season to prepare for the rest of the year.

2020 Season

Early Season

Better weed management decisions upfront can keep fields clean all season.

Mid Season

Herbicide options can give your crop a competitive advantage over pigweed.

Harvest Season

Harvest is the perfect time to begin managing for next season.

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