Doublecrop Soybeans Allow Resistant Weeds Clean Up
Tinnes is convinced that reducing the glyphosate-resistant weeds in a fi eld calls for eliminating the use of glyphosate throughout one growing season. He said, “If a grower has any worry about resistant weeds, LibertyLink soybeans and Ignite herbicide will clean up the fi eld and help to break the cycle of resistant weeds spreading.”
Of course, nothing competes with glyphosate in price, but resistant weeds aren’t inexpensive to control. “When the market was low for beans, then farmers treated doublecrop beans like a cheap crop. Now that beans are more valuable, this is the year for farmers to plan a weed control program that reduces glyphosate-resistant weeds, rather than doing like most years in the past and trying to get by with the lowest-cost weed control possible,” Tinnes said.
Kale echoed Tinnes’ point of view and also said, “If we don’t allow weeds to go to seed, we are lowering the seed bank or carryover weed seed dramatically for next year. One year is not going to solve the problem, but it is going to really help.”
For more information about weed control in doublecrop soybeans, Tinnes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.