Ben Moye, of Ridgway, Illinois, grows corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum on a farm that has been in his family for four generations. He returned to the farm five years ago and began using SureStart® herbicide to control common, high-anxiety weeds in his area, such as waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and barnyardgrass.
“Corn yields are heavily impacted by weed pressure, and the one thing that we’ve seen with SureStart is that we’ve eliminated the weed pressure, which has brought us better yields,” Moye says. “In the last five years since we’ve done the SureStart program, we feel that our yields have increased.”
For growers across the Midwest, rainy spring weather can throw a wrench in spraying and planting plans early in the season. When weather causes delays, Moye relies on the application flexibility of SureStart II herbicide, which can be applied from preplant up to 11-inch corn.
“The great thing about SureStart is its ability to be able to have a wide range of applications,” Moye says. “With the last couple of springs that we’ve had when we get the rains in, some of the corn shot up, and it’s got some growth to it, so it’s given us the ability to come back in and put SureStart on and not have to worry about crop injury.”
For more information about SureStart® II herbicide, visit GetMoreTime.com or contact your local Dow AgroSciences sales representative.