Weed Management: We’ve Got You Covered!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Each planting, growing and harvesting season brings new challenges that can either make or break the budget. While there’s no crystal ball showing what Mother Nature has in store, there are experts that can help provide you with advice along the way. One of those tough challenges facing growers year after year is weed management. That’s why we are introducing a new resource that will be an ideal destination for Midwest growers looking to keep fields clean while managing resistance. What you will find on this page are tools to help you identify the weeds in your fields, facts about how they can impact yield and best management practices and solutions to keep them away.
Did you know that 156 different weed species in the United States have developed resistance to common herbicides? Whether it’s waterhemp, marestail, Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, or kochia that’s giving you a headache, using the latest innovations and following recommended best practices will help protect your yields and keep these weeds from going to seed. It’s about zero tolerance weed control, and we are providing you with the tools to get there!
Palmer amaranth, one of the biggest resistance threats today, has shown documented resistance to ALS inhibitors (Group 2), microtubule inhibitors (Group 3), photosystem II inhibitors (Group 5), EPSP synthase inhibitor such as glyphosate (Group 9), PPO inhibitors (Group 14) and HPPD inhibitors (Group 27).
So bookmark this page, check out all the content and be sure to come back for more updates before planting season begins! If you have any questions, leave a comment below or reach out to us on Twitter @Bayer4CropsUS.
Bayer has a broad portfolio to combat tough-to-control and resistant weeds. A well-thought-out herbicide program, using multiple sites of action, should be implemented to sustainably manage weeds. Before applying any herbicide, please read and follow the entire label for the best possible results and to confirm that the product is effective on the weeds you wish to control. Not every product is suitable for every situation, and use of the correct application technique will ensure the best results.
Please visit our corn and soybean pages for information on a portfolio of products from Bayer to help you better manage weeds.