Agronomist says timing will be even more critical this year
An agronomist says farmers are under additional pressure this year with the slow start to the growing season and ongoing supply chain concerns.
UPL Technical Services Rep Lynn Justesen says those challenges make the timing for fungicide and herbicide applications even more critical. “If we don’t get it sprayed right the first time, we never do as good coming back and cleaning up fields,” he says. “But if we don’t do it right and spray it right the first time, we may not have the chemistry to come back and spray it a second time. And that’s a little scary from my standpoint.”
He tells Brownfield there isn’t a lot of room for error this year, especially with supply chain constraints. “It doesn’t matter if it is a herbicide or a fungicide, we want to make sure that we’re on time,” he says. “Let’s not wait and get a few more weeds up. If the timing is right now to get something done, especially on a post-emergent weed spray trip, let’s do that.”
Justesen says once planting wraps up, farmers will need to start scouting.
AUDIO: Lynn Justesen, UPL