Apply 2012 lessons to 2013 weed control plans
“It can be risky to delay preemergence herbicide applications until the last moment,” Flanigan notes. “Early-spring herbicide applications provide multiple benefits. Growers can make use of early spring rains to activate herbicides for maximum weed control and they have a larger window of application. It’s one less thing to worry about in the spring.”
Timely applications of a preemergence herbicide with burndown and residual activity will help provide cleaner, drier seedbeds at planting and help crops get off to a vigorous start. Herbicides fitting that category are available from DuPont, and ag retailer agronomists or crop consultants should contact their local DuPont representative to determine the best option by state and farming systems.