Illinois grower keeps cornfields clean with SureStart® II herbicide

“We always have clean corn, and this year was no exception,” says Stan Metzger, Charleston, Illinois. Metzger uses SureStart® II herbicide to control troublesome weeds, such as marestail, cocklebur and waterhemp, on his farm.

Rain at planting can be challenging for growers trying to apply a preemergence herbicide, but Metzger overcomes weather delays by remaining patient and applying SureStart II before corn reaches 11 inches tall.

“The wide application window of preemergence to 11 inches gives you a lot of flexibility,” Metzger says.

Watch the video below to hear more from Metzger.

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