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Importance of Fall Weed Control

Fall harvest is coming to an end and like every year, there were challenges in 2013. Glyphosate resistant and other weed escapes are not new and continue to spread in scope, requiring a change in the way we address these issues.

Downy brome (cheat) is one of the toughest weeds to control in winter wheat in central Kansas. A fall application of herbicide is the best time of year to control downy brome as well as any of the winter annual broadleaf weeds.

Marestail in soybeans has become one of the toughest weeds to control year in and year out. With more and more weeds becoming glyphosate resistant every year we need to start changing the way that we approach controlling these types of weeds in glyphosate tolerant cropping systems. Fall herbicide applications are a very important tool to consider for your operation. Some companies offer “safety nets” if desired weed control is not met. Now is the time to start thinking about getting some fall residual herbicides on your spring crop acres.

Palmer Pigweeds are a very tough broadleaf to control on your corn and milo acres. A fall herbicide application will help by reducing and/or delaying spring emergence. With a fall herbicide application your fields will start off cleaner, allowing the soil to warm up faster and be more consistent across the field.

The optimum window for application is before December 1st. Give us a call or stop by to discuss the options that are available.

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