Rainfall has eliminated most herbicide carryover concern
“There is the potential for a lot of service orientation by ag retailers. Farmers are probably going to want to talk to their dealers and distributors and consult with whoever it might be to discuss their thoughts.”
He said, working together to make plans and find answers for next year is a “win-win situation for the channel and their customers.” There are proactive actions and discussions that should be considered if there are any worries. Bloomberg noted that being proactive in planning for 2013 could include:
- Considering all of the products used the prior year, whether used in combination or sequence. Tankmix products may be more limiting than other herbicides.
- Submitting soil samples to soil laboratories for bioassays to see if an active ingredient is still present to affect a sensitive rotation crop.
- Looking for hybrids or cultivars that are a little more tolerant to a specific chemistry.
- When planting season arrives, not planting until the seed bed is in the best possible condition, definitely not a cold and wet soil situation.
- Setting up a simple soil assay using soils from treated and untreated soil, planting seed and putting the soil in a warm and sunny spot to grow and then evaluating the plants.