What Can You Do Differently for 2022 Weed Management?
As the new year kicks off, it’s important to evaluate how your weed management program performed last year, so you can make informed choices for the 2022 growing season. What have your seasonal observations and data shown you? What were your biggest challenges? For a quick way to assess and prepare for the upcoming season, we think the Good-Difficult-Different framework is a great place to start.
This framework has 3 steps:
- Good: Start by recognizing what went well with your fields.
Think about your 2021 season from start to finish, and acknowledge the parts that worked smoothly for you. Maybe it was planting at just the right time or maintaining a regular scouting schedule. Your wins deserve to be celebrated and replicated into the future, so be specific in recounting them.
- Difficult: Acknowledge what has been difficult and where there is room for improvement.
In every scenario there will be the things that went well and the things that were difficult. Repeat the process from the first step, but this time think about the challenges. Maybe weather conditions messed up your plans, you found a new weed species in your fields or you ran into issues with herbicide shortages. What can you improve or prepare for in 2022?
- Different: Decide what you will do differently to overcome the things that are difficult.
Now that you have a clear view into last year’s challenges, make a plan to meet them head on in 2022 with a different approach. After all, doing what you’ve always done will get you what you’ve always gotten. Don’t be afraid to try something new, and consider bringing in trusted partners like your local retailer or Syngenta representative to think through a plan.
One product we recommend for 2022 is Acuron® corn herbicide. Acuron contains 4 active ingredients and 3 effective sites of action, including the Syngenta-exclusive active ingredient bicyclopyrone, which enables more consistent weed control across soil types and geographies.
Better weed control means higher yield potential. When applied preemergence and at a full label rate, Acuron outyields competitors by 5-15 bushels per acre in university and replicated Syngenta trials, which means greater revenue potential.*
Not convinced Acuron is worth the cost to try in 2022? Watch our interactive video to see how Acuron compares to competitors in terms of farm fit, performance and ROI potential, then decide for yourself.
*Acuron yield advantage based on 2016 Syngenta and University trials comparing Acuron to Corvus®, Resicore®, SureStart® II and Verdict® herbicides applied pre-emergence and at full label rates.
For more information on Acuron versus an individual product, ask your Syngenta representative.
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