Recommendations for Weed Management in LibertyLink Corn
Start Clean: Start with a clean, weed-free field by using an effective burndown application or conventional tillage.
Stay Clean: In the field, this means starting the season with a residual product and using multiple effective modes of action during the year and from year-to-year. The more diverse the weed management program, the better the stewardship for all available weed control products. Residual herbicides applied at burndown, pre-emergence and/or tankmixed in the first post application help ensure optimal weed management, particularly if environmental conditions delay timely post applications. Apply a broad-spectrum pre-emergence or PPI residual herbicide. Consider expected weed species and populations, as well as environmental variables in the area, when selecting a residual herbicide.
For more information on specific recommendations see the 2014 Trait and Technology Use Manual
Use the LibertyLink System as Part of an Integrated Weed Management Program
Weeds steal yield from even the best varieties, so it is important to consider weed control, as well as yield, when making purchase decisions. The LibertyLink system pairs high-yielding varieties with the powerful weed control of Liberty herbicide for unsurpassed performance of not only everyday weeds, but also the hard-to-control weeds that glyphosate won’t control. When you pair high-performance seeds with the strongest weed management system available, that’s when you can truly achieve your full yield potential.
- In soybeans, LibertyLink is available through more than 100 seed companies, enabling you to manage weed pressures with the varieties that fit your growing conditions.
- LibertyLink corn hybrids are available in elite genetics for top yields, including all Herculex®, SmartStax® and Agrisure® hybrids with corn borer protection, as well as in-bag refuge products in Genuity® SmartStax RIB Complete®, Refuge Advanced® powered by SmartStax and Optimum® AcreMax® RW (AMRW), Optimum AcreMax XTRA (AMX), Optimum AcreMax 1 (AM1) and Optimum AcreMax Xtreme (AMXT).*
This growing season, control weeds and push the yield potential of high-performing varieties with the LibertyLink plus Liberty herbicide system.
* Not all Optimum AcreMax products may be sprayed with Liberty in-crop, indicated by the label designations ending in -R, e.g., AMRW-R, AM-R and AMX-R.
Herculex and Refuge Advanced are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Genuity, RIB Complete and SmartStax are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. AcreMax and Optimum are trademarks of Pioneer Hi-Bred. Agrisure is a trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.