As new weed control technologies enter the market, farmers need to avoid repetitive use of the same active ingredient. Using residual herbicides in a program approach helps control tough weeds in multiple ways.
Sonic®, Surveil® and FirstRate® herbicides are approved tank-mix partners with several herbicides labeled for use in new weed control systems, including XtendiMax™ herbicide and Engenia™ herbicide, with additional tank-mix options expected in the near future. FirstRate also can be tank-mixed with FeXapan™ herbicide.
Adding Sonic, Surveil or FirstRate to your customers’ tank mix provides two additional nonglyphosate modes of action and long-lasting residual control of many tough weeds, including waterhemp, marestail, Palmer amaranth and giant ragweed. Help your customers build a strong program approach to improve yield potential and ROI. Here are five tips for cleaner fields:
- Incorporate tillage and/or a preplant herbicide burndown program to remove existing weeds.
- Use the full rate of a broad-spectrum, preemergence residual herbicide that targets your customers’ worst weeds.
- Apply multiple modes of action that have powerful activity on the Amaranthus species — pigweeds, waterhemps, Palmer amaranth and Powell amaranth.
- Choose the appropriate postemergence herbicide and be ready to apply sequential applications as needed. Strive for complete weed control to reduce the weed seed bank in the soil.
- Rotate crops and/or herbicide modes of action to sustain effective weed control and prevent future resistance.
For more information about how your customers can fight back against tough weeds this season, visit BattleWeeds.com.