Some farmers in the Dakotas are noting kochia escapes as they manage weeds in small grains. “The weeds are getting bigger and as they get larger, they are going to be more difficult to control,” said Nathan Popiel, agronomy service representative, Syngenta. Targeting smaller weeds early is important. Farmers also need to make sure they’re getting good coverage on plants and sometimes that comes down to water volume. “I like to see at least 10 gallons of water so we get good coverage on the plant,” said Popiel. “Whether farmers are using contact herbicides or systemic herbicides, contact on the plant is important. If we use larger droplets and lower water volumes, sometimes we don’t hit every weed out there. Then, we may miss things later. We need multiple, effective modes of action to manage weeds.” Syngenta offers a few modes of action to help farmers manage weeds. “Talinor is a good post emergence herbicide for small grains. When we tank mix Axial Star with Talinor, we’ve just added a third mode of action for controlling kochia. Those two products do a great job of providing effective management tools for small grains.” Hear the story.