Get on top of weeds early
An Enlist herbicide specialist encourages growers to get ahead of weeds.
Steve Snyder tells Brownfield their product is labeled for weeds up to six-inches.
“That’s about as tall as a ball-point pen, so that’s not very tall. And some of our tank-mix partners prefer 4 inches or smaller weeds, so you just want to get out there early and if you need to come back again later you sure can with Enlist (because) we have a long application window.”
He says small weeds are much easier to manage.
“Make sure you’re trying to get either clean tillage or you’re going to have a good burndown, so you’ve got zero weeds out there when you’re planting. But then use a good pre-emerge residual-type herbicide.”
Snyder recommends a “program approach” to weed control that features pre and post applications and multiple herbicide sites of action.