Spring Weed Control

Apr 26, 2021

The weather has finally straightened out and wheels are turning in the field. After a short cold snap, it looks like it will warm back up early next week. Many are starting to think about putting their bean burn down on cornstalks so they can start planting beans. There are a few things to consider before you hit the field with your sprayer.

First, we need to walk the field to see what kind of weeds are there. From what I have been seeing is there is some grass starting to come so roundup may be needed in your tank mix. I have also been seeing a lot of annuals out there that will need some 2,4-D in the mix to kill them off. It is also important to be using a full rate of residual when burning down your fields. You only get one chance at growing this crop and we do not want to take short cuts to save a few bucks.

When we get to the field to plant, make sure that we check planting depth at each field. Things can change while going down the road to the next field and it does not take too long to check the depth and spacing of the seed. Ideally, we want the seeds all planted at the same depth with picket fence like spacing to ensure the plants come up at the same time.  

As always keep a close eye on the field after planting to make sure the weed control is doing its job so you can get in on the second pass in a timely fashion. SFG has agronomist who will be more than happy to assist you with any of your planting needs, feel free to give us a call with any questions.