Mixed Results on Controlling Resistant Weeds

Chuck Zimmerman

With all the talk about herbicide-resistant weeds this year, some farmers are still not concerned about the issue, according to our most recent BASF Production Poll.

37.5% of respondents said they don’t have resistant weeds (at least not yet!). However, the same number said they would be using a mix of methods to control or prevent resistance – pre-emergence herbicide, additional sites of action, and working with a consultant on a plan. Another 25% said they would be using a pre-emerge application for control.

With soybean planting running way ahead of schedule already – 46% planted, nearly twice the five year average – our new poll asks what farmers are doing to protect that crop this year. Let us know!

What types of crop protection products are you planning to use this year on your soybeans?

See what BASF and university researchers found when they used comprehensive pest-management programs rather than common approaches.

For more information on BASF Crop Protection products, visit http://agproducts.basf.us

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