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Optimize Insect Control for Late-planted Corn

June 19, 2019
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If excessive rain and flooding pushed your corn planting schedule past the optimal window, you’re likely thinking about the potential for insect damage. Late-planted fields can have increased weed pressure while you wait for optimal conditions for planting. These weeds provide good hosts for insect breeding and feeding. Even if you clear the field prior to planting, yield-robbing insects that fed on weeds are likely to migrate to your corn.

For example, moths prefer to lay eggs in dense, low-growing vegetation like early-season weeds, notes Purdue University’s Field Crops Entomology program. As a result, delayed planting can result in more time for weeds to grow and host damaging pests, increasing the risk of yield loss from cutworm feeding.

For trusted control of cutworms and other troublesome pests, consider Besiege® insecticide.  Besiege delivers fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of several yield-liming insect pests in corn. Its 2 high-performing active ingredients work together to strengthen performance against cutworm, corn rootworm and others under a variety of conditions.

Even when insect pressure is high, Besiege provides consistent and reliable control of key pests to help preserve every bushel.

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