Implementing some kind of a residual herbicide treatment in the fall has the potential to pay dividends come spring. Getting the jump on weeds is the biggest plus, but for farmers already spread thin in the spring, one less pass with the sprayer can save both time and money. Corn, as with every other crop, benefits from every growing day given to it and if everything goes as planned a good setup treatment can give you the jumpstart you need in the spring.
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Evaluating what you need in the fall and what is actually working in the spring is part of the key to a successful set up treatment. There are always elements that are out of your hands but with proper oversight, producers can still manage to effectively control their weeds. In this episode of the Corn School OMAFRA Weed Control Specialist Mike Cowbrough brings us through the steps involved in creating and managing a good residual herbicide plan.
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