Early-season weed control in corn pays off
Testimonials from satisfied customers are always helpful, noted McDaniel. “When farmers have used a Corvus weed control system, they’ve seen some definite yield advantages. I’ve had guys in the last three years report yield advantages anywhere from six bushels to 26 bushels better yields per acre.” Those yields are typically between a Corvus application and two-pass programs of either two shots of glyphosate or to a short-residual preemergence followed with a post herbicide application.
Jones and McDaniel both noted that top producers don’t balk at the price of a quality herbicide program such as one with Corvus or Capreno. “They recognize that if they use a cheap cut-rate chemical program resulting in weeds in their corn, then they can lose 25, 30 to 40 bushels per acre, and they don’t want that to happen,” said Jones.
“Growers have never had better corn genetics available, and commodity prices are looking fairly good; therefore, growers need to focus on profitability per acre as opposed to cost of production per acre,” McDaniel said.
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