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Herbicide Flexibility In Unpredictable Weather

March 11, 2019
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With unpredictable weather this spring, it’s important to maximize your herbicide application window with the right herbicide.

No 2 growing seasons are ever the same, and weather conditions can vary significantly, even within the same state.

For example, in IA last year, the Southern part was too dry while the central portion was just right. But the Northern part of the state was very wet, which delayed herbicide applications. In this area, if you had already purchased a herbicide that was pre-emergence only or had a very limited post-emergence application window, you likely had to return it and exchange it for something with greater flexibility. This probably added stress to an already stressful situation.

The Ohio State University Extension says most climate models are forecasting an El Niño this winter into spring, although those conditions have yet to manifest. In addition, without an El Niño or La Niña, there is greater uncertainty about expected weather conditions going into spring.

When weather uncertainty is a concern, it’s important to choose a herbicide with application flexibility. Acuron® corn herbicide gives you the flexibility to apply from 28 days preplant up to 12” corn. This offers you a wide window when Mother Nature throws you a curveball.

With Acuron, you have the option of applying a 1-pass application at the full labeled rate, or as a 2-pass split application with a portion of the rate applied pre-emergence followed by the remaining portion of the rate applied post-emergence. Or, Acuron can be applied pre-emergence followed by Halex® GT corn herbicide with either an atrazine or dicamba tank-mix partner.

Acuron Flexi also delivers application flexibility – from 28 days preplant up to 30” corn. It also allows for the flexibility to add atrazine or glyphosate based on farming practice. Whatever Mother Nature throws at you, Acuron and Acuron Flexi will give you the flexibility you need for a variety of potential conditions.

To learn more about selecting the best corn herbicides for your farm, read our post on choosing the right corn herbicide.

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