This year’s wet winter amplified the growth of weeds in almond orchards, which also boosted the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides driven into the soil by the rain.
Because of this, experts at the University of California Extension recommend a resistance management weed control program that combines pre- and post- emergent control for winter weeds and summer grasses. They recommend the following for managing herbicide resistant weeds:
- Careful monitoring
- Diligent record keeping in order to fully understand the history of the orchard
- Rotating herbicide modes of action
To keep broadleaf weeds in check, Syngenta offers BroadworksTM herbicide. Broadworks delivers enhanced pre- and post-emergence control through a mode of action that helps manage glyphosate-resistance broadleaf weeds, such as marestail and fleabane. Additionally, Broadworks enables flexibility when choosing tank-mix partners by fitting well in a mixture and rotation with other mode of action herbicides, allowing growers to build a strong, diverse weed control program.
Broadworks herbicide is currently approved for use in most states. To learn whether Broadworks is approved for use in your area, visit this page. For more information, talk to your Syngenta representative.
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