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Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015
In the month of June, corn and soybeans
are growing and wheat is nearing harvest.
But what else might be growing? Weeds!
Yes, those yield robbing pests that must
be controlled to maximize yield potential.
Hopefully your herbicide program is
working flawlessly and you can concentrate
on other important matters on your farm.
If not, being proactive is a much better
management strategy than being reactive.
Weeds like waterhemp and Palmer
amaranth can germinate from April/May
through August/September (depending
on your geography). As a result, we are
seeing more weeds near harvest instead
of clean fields like we had after the post
pass was made. Expansion of glyphosate
resistant weeds has brought on the use of
combinations of herbicides with multiple
sites of action chemistries to kill weeds. If
a residual chemistry has not been part of
your post emergence chemical programs,
and you have not yet sprayed a post pass, I urge you to consider it. When making your post applications to corn and soybeans, adding a residual product to the tank can help to ensure you clean fields at the end of the season.
Author: Jonathan Perkins
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