Fall-applied herbicides can be an effective way to control perennial weeds. Corteva U.S. crop protection campaign launch leader Eric Scherder says weeds are still actively growing. “That’s when we can do a fall burndown application and we can start including residuals for some weeds,” said Scherder. “What that gets you is an opportunity to start the season out clean and you’re not behind the eight ball. If we do get some weather events that put you behind, you have a residual down already and you can start planting a crop.” For effective weed control, Scherder recommends targeting small weeds and focusing on full label rates. Harvest is a good time to evaluate weed control. Scherder says it is also important to have a Plan A and a Plan B so you’re ready when conditions change.
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