Southwestern Ohio CCA says growers must embrace rotating modes of action now, so that they can ward off weed resistance and preserve the utility of glyphosate.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – As a certified crop advisor (CCA), Philip Huffman is always looking to provide fellow farmers with sound agronomic advice.
Many farmers in his area still rely on two-pass programs, but this southwestern Ohio CCA says growers must embrace rotating modes of action now, so that they can ward off weed resistance and preserve the utility of glyphosate — a practice he’s implementing on his family’s farm. “We try not to apply the same mode of action twice in the same year or even consecutive years. That way the same chemistry won’t be applied more than once every two years. If we don’t properly manage the tools we have today, they won’t be available to us down the road.”
A one-pass program helps eliminate the second pass, throwing out the need to use identical chemistry in the same or consecutive seasons. Huffman says more farmers in his area are using one-pass programs in their weed management plans: “We are facing more issues with the growing number of herbicide-resistant weeds. Because Corvus® herbicide is a relatively new mode of action for corn, using it in rotation with LibertyLink® soybeans is a tremendous set of products that can be rotated around each other without ever duplicating modes of action. It is an outstanding tool to fight weed resistance.”
If you’re interested in developing a story on weed resistance management and would like to interview Philip Huffman or a Bayer CropScience representative, contact: Paris Ivory, Bayer CropScience/Rhea + Kaiser, 630-955-6651, firstname.lastname@example.org. Headshots and field photos are available also. Visit Corvus and LibertyLink soybeans online for more product information.
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