When weeds compete, wheat yields suffer. Early-season competition from weeds like kochia, wild oat, marestail and Russian thistle reduces moisture and nutrient uptake, limiting grain fill, while late-season pressure offers its own set of unique pitfalls:
- Heavy infestations of weeds at harvest can slow or even stop combines in their tracks
- Depending on the species, weeds that go to seed deposit anywhere from a few hundred to one million seeds per plant into the seed bank, ensuring weeds are a persistent problem for years to come
- Resistance can quickly spread if a resistant weed goes to seed
- Combines can carry weed seeds into previously unaffected fields
Minimize the risk of yield loss and late-season weed pressure by employing a start clean, stay clean approach to wheat. We recommend starting clean with a burndown application followed by a post-emergence application of TalinorTM cereals herbicide for season-long broadleaf weed control. Talinor combines two modes of action (groups 6 and 27) and controls more than 45 broadleaf weeds, including those with resistance to ALS-inhibitor, synthetic auxin and glyphosate herbicides. When combined with Axial® XL (group 1) or Axial Star (groups 1 and 4), multiple modes of action provide one-pass broadleaf weed and grass control.
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