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Control Early Season Weeds

Tue, May 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By Rich Botcher, Agronomist

Start Clean, Stay Clean

The corn plant decides many things when it is very small: the number of rows around the cob, how many kernels long the cob will be, and which way the leaves will grow to catch more sunlight. Early season weeds impact the small corn plant and could affect top end yield.

Widen the spraying window

If you can control the early flush of weeds, the crop spraying window widens. Factors like getting a hay crop in or rainy weather can impact your ability to spray. If you had something down to control weeds early, it will give you a bigger window of time to spray.

Push the envelope

Consider using a fungicide, micro nutrient packs and/or a growth regulator when you are spraying to push your yield higher.


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