Every year between seasons, it's good to take time to reassess and look back at what did and didn't work. To prepare for the upcoming growing season, Jeff Ellis, market development specialist for Corteva Agriscience, has tips and recommendations on weed control for corn and soybean farmers.
“Growers going into the wintertime, postharvest, should reflect on their farming practices,” Ellis says. “They should look at their weed control, nutrient management, hybrid and variety selections to see what they had better success with and what they should reevaluate.”
He emphasizes the importance of educational opportunities to learn about new products and technologies, rather than relying only on what has worked in the past. Using new or additional herbicide trait technologies can help address weed control issues. These trait platforms allow farmers to incorporate different sites of action into a program approach to control difficult weeds, like Palmer amaranth and waterhemp.
The Enlist™ weed control system gives farmers the flexibility they need for weed control. With tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate in Enlist E3® soybeans and Enlist® cotton, farmers can design a custom program approach to tackle their weeds on acres where they've planted Enlist crops.
After assessing what weed problems appeared last year, Ellis strongly encourages farmers to develop a program approach for weed control. A program approach helps prevent weed resistance from developing. On acres featuring Enlist crops, start by applying a soil-applied residual herbicide preemergence followed by a postemergence application that includes Enlist One® herbicide plus another site of action or Enlist Duo® herbicide, which contains two sites of action: 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. Consider including DuPont™ EverpreX® herbicide for soybeans for residual weed control. If weeds continue to be persistent, plan for multiple post passes.
Farmers should talk with their seed dealers or crop protection retailers to help finalize their plans and program approaches that fit their herbicide-traited acres. To learn more about the Enlist weed control system, visit Enlist.com, watch our YouTube channel or follow us at @EnlistOnline.
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