Proactive, successful weed management happens across multiple growing seasons and takes planning to make sure you stay ahead of resistant weeds. Herbicide considerations and other crop inputs are important decisions that will ultimately influence yields.
Farmers in the Midwest need a diverse toolbox of products and management practices to combat the build-up of weed resistance. This goal is difficult to achieve in reality because when a particular weed management practice is working well and is economically attractive, it is tempting to continue with it despite knowing that reliance on a single practice significantly increases selection pressure, which leads to resistance.
Applying Integrated Weed Management practices can help delay resistance, and may also lead to a decrease in the density of a resistant population. Whether you’re dealing with waterhemp, pigweed, ragweed, or an unidentified weed, this requires that the problem is identified and addressed with a dedicated program over a longer period of time.
Watch for Waterhemp
Scouting early and treating often can help keep fast-growing waterhemp from establishing a foothold in your fields.
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Keeping Pigweed Under Control
Being on constant lookout for signs of pigweed will help prevent resistant weed growth in your fields.
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Getting Rid of Ragweed
Aggressive, year-round resistance management is critical to keeping ragweed from beating your crops.
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