As weed populations evolve and we continue to see growth in tolerance to active ingredients, the need for strategies that include multiple modes of action in burnoff applications has never been more necessary.
To get the most value from pre-seed burnoff, all the products in the tank should work in synergy to provide powerful control of all weeds, including those that are tough to kill such as kochia or cleavers.
With a clean and competition-free seed bed, growers can achieve better crop establishment and higher yields at year-end – all while suppressing herbicide resistance. It’s success in the short and long term.
Look for flexible tank-mix partners
Some burnoff products offer flexibility in cropping options, tank mix partners and weed spectrum control. Others bring residual activity fitting for specific crops and other agronomic needs.
“Flexibility is critically important given how varied growing conditions can be,” says Allison Wilkinson, a product manager for FMC Canada, based in Manitoba.
“Weather and soil conditions are always factors that can shift seeding plans. Growers need herbicide options which can be used ahead of a wide variety of crops. It lets them keep their options open that season,” she says, later reiterating the importance of using different herbicides in the tank with glyphosate.
Focusing on crop and weed diversity
“Aim® EC herbicide stands out among glyphosate add-ins for several key reasons,” Wilkinson says.
First, it gives a grower cropping flexibility immediately after application. It’s also a Group 14 mode of action with a wide range of tank-mix options, and enhances burnoff of hard-to-control weeds.
For example, Aim® EC herbicide brings fast pre-seeding control of kochia (including varieties resistant to Groups 2, 4 and 9), flixweed, lamb’s-quarters, redroot pigweed, cleavers (including Group 2 and 4 resistant), and many more. Growers applying the product can also make use of four different rates to address specific weed spectrum needs.
When combined with glyphosate, Aim® EC herbicide’s Group 14 mode of action can help delay herbicide resistance. Additionally, Aim® EC herbicide can be mixed with Express® brand herbicides and glyphosate for use in soybeans and cereals, as well as Command® 360 ME herbicide and bromoxynil in canola.
In terms of overall cropping options, Aim® EC herbicide is registered for use on a wide range of crops.
“We have a lot of Group 2 and 9 resistance. Group 14 is unique. It’s really just adding that flexible and extra effective active,” says Wilkinson. “Aim® EC herbicide is a well-rounded and straightforward product to work with. Whether you’re a large or small farm, it makes sense from an economic and agronomic standpoint.”
All factors combined, growers are able to pick their desired crop, what weeds to target, and what rate and tank-mix partner they need, in any situation.
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