With increased weed resistance, proper care must be taken to reduce the risk of off-target movement and preserve the weed control technology. BASF Stewardship Manager Andrew Adams says dicamba-based herbicides, like Engenia, provide reliable control of glyphosate-resistant weeds. “Early season weed competition can be detrimental,” said Adams. “With just eight plants per meter, yield loss in soybeans can be up 56 percent or 79 percent for waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.” A new, simplified label for these dicamba formulations is in place for this growing season. That includes the use of an approved buffering adjuvant, like the BASF product called Sentris.” The federal cut off date for application is June 30.
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