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Early Spring Weed Management

Apr 01, 2019

With warmer weather in sight, it may be a good time to start planning your early Spring burndown.  Weeds such as marestail will reach growth stages that are much more difficult to control much sooner than other spring weeds.

Proper timing and application are imperative to early Spring weed control.  Many farmers may want to include preemergence herbicides with these early Spring burndown treatments.  While this may work for the start of planting season, it will not be as effective for the span of your weed control and the results will not be long lasting. 

Multiple factors play into the effectiveness of your weed reduction. The degree of weed reduction will depend on weather conditions and the time period burndowns are applied.  The best approach for optimal results in weed reduction include split applications- with the initial application in early Spring, and a second during or shortly after planting. 

For more support or information on early burndown for your crops, please call the office and we will be happy to create a plan that fits your needs.


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