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Diversity is Key for Clean Soybean Fields

November 15, 2016

More than 50 percent of the 82 to 83 million soybean acres in the U.S. have been infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds. Some of these weeds are also resistant to other herbicides, such as PPO- and ALS-inhibitors.

Keeping fields clean throughout the season takes a little foresight and organization. To help with planning, consider the following:

  • The weed spectrum likely varies in each field. Know which weeds to target in order to apply herbicides that will be effective on those specific weeds.
  • A diverse and broad-spectrum weed management program can begin with a burndown application where dense weed populations or scattered, hard-to-control weeds exist.
  • For continued control, an effective pre-emergence herbicide will help reduce early-season weed competition.
  • Overlapping residuals help keep fields free of weeds longer while improving yields and resistance management practices. With unpredictable weather, a post-emergence herbicide with effective multiple modes of action offers growers a safety net for the difficult-to-control weeds.

In addition to a comprehensive portfolio of soybean herbicides to help you fight weed resistance in your field, Syngenta offers the Resistance Fighter® program to help provide expertise and local weed management recommendations to growers and retailers.

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