Dow AgroSciences Recommends Early Treatment For Weeds

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the latest Talking News Release from Dow AgroSciences on controlling weeds early in herbicide tolerant corn.

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Controlling Weeds Early in Herbicide-Tolerant Corn Protects Yields, Profits

INDIANAPOLIS, April 22, 2005 – With more corn acres being planted to herbicide-tolerant varieties, many producers are trying to shift their weed control programs to a risky post-only approach.

However, that approach leaves producers relying on ideal weather and field conditions – something they have no control over –to make timely herbicide applications.

Bruce Maddy, product technology specialist for Dow AgroSciences, says that last season many corn growers in the Upper Midwest faced a wet spring that kept sprayers out of fields when herbicide needed to be applied. That delay gave weeds a competitive advantage over corn that led to yield declines.

You can download the full release here: Dow AgroScience Early Weed Control

For more information contact Darrell Bruggink.

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