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Successful weed management means preventing them from growing in the first place

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With harvest wrapping up, now is the time to think about managing weeds, and the best way to manage weeds is to prevent them from growing in the first place. Matt Inman, BASF technical marketing manager, said there’s no better time to reflect on the year’s weed management practices and start making plans for next year.

Inman said many producers have started to adopt a fall herbicide application strategy because it gives them a head start on next year.

Inman said there are several steps to ensuring successful herbicide application.

Inman added that it’s important to scout your fields and figure out which weeds need to be targeted.

The delayed planting season this year led to some weed pressure, as farmers had to prioritize planting over weed management. Inman said this stresses the importance of residuals.

Leaving one weed standing could lead to increased herbicide resistance in next year’s weeds. Inman said farmers shouldn’t tolerate any weeds standing in their fields.

Inman said that BASF has several key products in their herbicide portfolio that can help farmers keep weeds at bay.

For more information, visit basf.com.

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