Row spacing, preemergence herbicides reduce early season weed competition

  • Weeds begin to rob yield early in the growing season.
  • Narrower row spacing and a preemergence herbicide can reduce early season weed competition.  
  • Sonic® herbicide and Surveil Co-pack herbicide are effective tools to protect yield potential from the start.

INDIANAPOLIS — May 12, 2014 — What do weeds want? They want their space. Weeds aggressively fight for water, light and nutrients, crowding crops. But growers can prevent weeds from taking up precious space by planting narrower rows and using a preemergence herbicide program. Weeds begin robbing yield early in the growing season, according to a study from the University of Nebraska.1 The study found that weeds can begin causing yield loss as early as the V1 growth stage in ...

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