Pre-Season Planting

Jan 26, 2021

As we like to enjoy our winters by taking a break from the field, one thing we need to remember is pre-season planning and preparation for next year’s crop.

Of course, mother nature can have a huge impact on next year’s production but planning now will help with timing for next year’s crop. Having prepaid your fertilizer, seed, and chemical will help make the transition from winter to spring much smoother.

A few things to remember as we approach the new season is making sure we have the right plan from planting to harvest. A key agronomy tip to take away is application rate/timing which is the key target to herbicide performance. When thinking about the correct application timing remember:

  • Use at least 3 modes of action.

  • Spray weeds between 2-4.”

  • Use the correct nozzles.

  • Use the correct water volume.

  • Understand the timeframe in which each weed germinates.

  • Understand each herbicides mode of action.

Building your crop’s pre-emergence herbicide programs right now is key. Targeting early season weed emergence will help in determining when they should be controlled as well as how many applications are required. Knowing each program will also help with using the correct in-season residuals, adjuvants, and following up with the right tank-mix.

Overall, nothing is ever guaranteed, but knowing the products and having a plan will lead to success. Each program has its strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you talk to your local Full Circle Ag sales agronomist for more information today!

Logan Schentzel
Sales Agronomist

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