Tips to control weeds and maximize yield potential
By Luke Peters,
Corn herbicides product manager
Yield potential is at risk the moment weeds emerge to compete with corn crops. By implementing a strong weed management program, you can ensure corn plants won’t be robbed of the moisture, sunlight and nutrients they need for healthy growth.
Here are three things to keep in mind going into next year:
- Stop weeds before they start. The best time to control weeds is before they are out of the ground. Use a preemergence herbicide with residual control to combat early season weed pressure.
- Scout for weeds to stay successful. It’s important to scout fields before and after planting. Identify and document which weeds species emerge in the field. Proper identification can help determine what level of control is needed.
- Pick a herbicide that is proven to perform. Using a herbicide program that includes a preemergence herbicide followed by a postemergence application is proven to be more effective than using glyphosate alone. Field research shows an average of 7.7 percent additional corn yield potential by using a two-pass system with SureStart® II as the residual herbicide before a glyphosate application.*
SureStart II controls more than 60 broadleaf weeds and grasses, including marestail, giant ragweed and waterhemp.
For more information on eliminating weed competition to safeguard yield potential, visit GetMoreTime.com.
*Data collected from university field trials spanning 10 states from 2010 to 2013.
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