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Proper pre-planting preparation in corn

February 19, 2016

Looking forward to spring, many growers are anxiously waiting to get into the field and start planting. Before putting seed in the ground, however, there are several critical aspects of crop production that growers should consider to ensure their crops achieve a healthy start:

  • Equipment preparation
  • Seedbed preparation
  • Soil testing and fertility balance
  • Create a management plan tailored to your hybrid
  • Choose certified seed
  • Use an effective burndown herbicide
  • Proper tillage

Several weed species, especially kochia, giant ragweed and marestail, emerge early in the season, before planting, and need to be controlled before they grow too large. A properly timed pre-emergence herbicide application at a full rate can help provide lasting weed control long into the season, which can ultimately help save money and time.

Acuron® corn herbicide defeats tough weeds other products are missing, through its powerful combination of four active ingredients and three modes of action. Bicyclopyrone helps Acuron deliver a step change in weed management with improved and more consistent control of tough weeds, including ragweed – mentioned above.

Profitable corn production starts with proper pre-planting preparation. Using all the tools in your box, and applying a pre-emergence herbicide, can help you maximize profits and grow more corn.

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