Need to plan for early-season weed management
“We had a number of Indiana farmers with glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in their fields at the end of the 2012 season,” said Gery Welker, technical service representative, BASF. “Many of them tried to control the weeds mid-season with multiple post-glyphosate applications and it just didn’t work. This is why a good foundation of weed control using a residual herbicide is so important for growers in 2013.”
To stay clean, farmers should use proven herbicides that offer residual control through early-to-mid season. Herbicides that offer application flexibility from preplant through early post-emergence is ideal. BASF claims that data from ten years of research and field trials proves that its Zidua herbicide lasts up to two weeks longer than competitive herbicides on key weeds, such as Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp.
Benefit No. 3 – Maximize return on investment
“When weeds hit your field they threaten more than your yield,” said Bozeman. “They threaten the investment you’ve made in seed, fertilizer and other crop protection products, and they waste time and money that should go to other important areas.”
To help protect these investments and plan to gain control, ag professionals and farmers can go to AdvancedWeedControl.BASF.US and evaluate BASF weed control solutions based on geography, weed pressure and crop. The site is built to offer product and weed control strategy recommendations that combine to build an effective program, such as application tips for herbicide stewardship and maximum performance or prioritizing fields for a preemerge residual herbicide to manage tough weeds.