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Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:04 AM CDT
With glyphosate resistance on the rise, there are several steps producers can take to make sure they get good herbicide activity on soybeans and corn during the early weed control season.
Use multiple modes of action to fight weeds. This usually means using more than one herbicide at a time; some herbicides come premixed for convenience.
Spray weeds when they are less than 4 inches tall. Doing this takes less herbicide, which means less money.
Use residual herbicide tank mix partners. Round up is a common herbicide that does not have residual characteristics.
Monitor the fields on a regular basis to check on what weeds are present and what crop progress is looking like.
Posted: May 13, 2013 9:23 AM CDT
All farmers want to increase their yields as much as possible and CPI is sharing what needs to be done to make that happen.
There are two options available to farmers to increase soybean yields above the normal levels: a residual soybean herbicide per emerge or seed treatments like CPI's Bean Armor to help ensure good germination.
At CPI, residual soybean herbicide per emerge's include Envive and Enlite from Dupont. Herbicides are important because troublesome winter annuals can rob the ground of important moisture and nutrients.
CPI's Bean Armor seed treatment has a fungicide seed treatment to help protect plants against early season disease as well as helping to protect against early season insects and nemetodes.
To learn more about increasing your soybean yields, contact your local CPI agronomist or call 402.463.5148.
With the value of corn going higher and higher, many producers are wondering what they can do to help maximize their returns on each and every acre.
Using a fungicide in furrow helps give plants more vigorous, healthy roots, which in turn will help boost yields at the end of the season by minimizing the effects of soil borne diseases and adverse growing conditions, according to CPI agronomist Ryan Nickerson.
The fungicide also works to keep the seed healthy in cooler soils and protects against frost damage.
Nickerson says Headline EC from BASF Chemical company is a good option for fungicide use in furrow. He says for about $10 per acre for 3oz, you can get a substantial return on investment
It is important to have the EC version of Headline for in furrow applications, because that is what is labeled for in furrow (it has better mixing compatibility with starter fertilizers).
It can be mixed with starter fertilizer, but Nickerson warns producers to make sure it is added to the tank before the fertilizer. No special equipment is needed if planter is equipped with to apply starter in furrow.
According to BASF on farm trials in Nebraska, yields can be boosted up to an additional 8 bushels per acre, even when the seed is already treated, and with an insecticide. Even at an 8 bushel per acre yield increase at a low end of $5 per bushel of corn, that is an additional $40 per acre return on that $10 per acre investment.
To learn more, visit your local CPI agronomist or call 402-463-5148.
Why might a farmer need fertilizer enhancement products?
Crop inputs, including fertilizer, continue to rise in price which is fueling the need for fertilizer enhancement products such as Nutrisphere and Avail. According to CPI agronomist Ryan Nickerson, these products will help growers ensure they get the most return out of their investment.
Nutrisphere boasts to help slow down the chemical process of Ammonium nitrogen converting into nitrate, thus making the fertilizer more stable and available for when the crop needs it.
Avail works to allow plants to use energy for sugar and starch production, increasing yields, instead of using energy for phosphorous uptake.
To learn more, visit your local CPI agronomist or call 402.463.5148.