Pre-plant and planting applications are the most critical passes through the field each growing season. Ensuring that fields are weed free, that there are proper nutrients in the soil, and making a perfect planting pass contribute to a successful, high-yielding crop. Here are some helpful products and practices to ensure your winter wheat crop gets off to a great start.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses his top four wheat planting strategies for successful yields: planting date, weed control, planting depth, and planting population.
Tags: Agronomy, Wheat, weed management
Battling herbicide resistant weeds or weed escapes? Here’s an option of non-chemical weed management to look at! Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, reviews an alternative form of weed management in soybean systems – the Weed Zapper™. For effective weed control with the Weed Zapper, contact must be made with the main stem of the targeted weed, above the soybean crop canopy. The Weed Zapper electrocutes the targeted weeds to kill them.
Tags: Agronomy, Weed Zapper, herbicide insights
Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist, reviews the details of the “Weed Management in Wheat” 2021 Herbicide Insight Plot. The purpose of this study is to determine how newer wheat herbicide labels such as Sharpen® and Zidua® SC compare to traditional wheat herbicides.
Tags: Agronomy, Wheat, herbicide insights
Can farmers get away with making a single herbicide application on their corn crop, or should they utilize a two-pass herbicide application across the field? Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses one-pass herbicide programs versus two-pass herbicide programs on corn. Watch this video to learn how to make a one-pass system work and what specific chemistries help make weed control effective on the corn crop. Nine different herbicide treatments were tested in this study: two treatments in a one-pass system, and seven treatments in a two-pass system.
Soil is comprised of organic matter, minerals, water, air, and organisms on the Earth’s surface that enable farmers to plant, manage, and harvest high-yielding crops every year. Soil is the medium that allows seeds to germinate, emerge, take root, and develop into plants. Productive soil has appropriate soil tilth, drainage, microbial activity, and nutrient availability to support plant growth.