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Harvest is in full swing, as farmers are working hard to get the crop out in time, and you’re working hard to help them prepare for next year.
Over the past several years, the task of managing herbicide-resistant weeds has intensified. Weeds have grown bigger, faster and stronger, with glyphosate-resistant weeds identified on more than two-thirds of U.S. crop fields. Controlling these weeds starts with learning about the latest chemistries and best practices for applying crop protection products. It only gets better when farmers have a trusted advisor who takes their calls and is available to visit their farms.
This year marked a new age in managing weed resistance — the first that cotton and soybean growers in the United States have been able to apply a new generation of dicamba products over the top of dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This new system has provided excellent weed control and has once again helped return clean fields to your customers.
With new technology comes new responsibility. That means strictly following the label to keep applications on target. As you work with farmers to develop their plans for next year, training must be a vital part of their weed management program.
While farmers are putting in the work to get the crops out, now is the time for you to put in the work to review the application requirements, review the labels and get behind the technology so we can manage herbicide resistance for the future and continue to create better chemistry with our growers for years to come. After all, we all share the same goal: clean fields and robust yields.
If you have any questions about using the new generation of dicamba products like Engenia® herbicide, the new dicamba formulation from BASF, make sure you ask the local BASF reps in your area who can help ensure you’re successfully managing weed resistance issues.
Engenia herbicide is a US EPA Restricted Use Pesticide.
Always read and follow label directions.
Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF.