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WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
FALL WEEDS NOW
As you read this, Palmer amaranth, tall waterhemp, marestail and other troublesome weeds are rapidly growing in your recently harvested fields. We can just burn these weeds down in the spring, right?
THERE ARE THREE IMPORTANT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BURNDOWN FALL WEEDS, NOW.
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ANNUAL WEEDS GERMINATING NOW CAN INTERFERE WITH CROP SEEDLINGS THIS SPRING.
Palmer amaranth for example can germinate as late as October, producing nearly 80,000 seeds that you don't need to manage next season.
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IN SPRING, WINTER WEEDS ARE FLOWERING, MAKING THEM LESS LIKELY TO UPTAKE HERBICIDES.
This can lead to very difficult-to-control weeds, which often produces escapes – something that we really don't want before planting.
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APPLIED NOW, RESIDUAL HERBICIDES CAN SPREAD THE WORKLOAD AND BUY TIME SHOULD THE SPRING APPLICATION WINDOW BE COMPRESSED.
When soil temperatures rise and weed seeds begin germinating this spring, herbicide already in the soil is ready to act on these weeds.
We know you're ready for a good vacation, but taking one more week to deal with fall weeds can improve your planting outcomes and deliver more flexibility. DOWNLOAD OUR FALL BURNDOWN PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS