Book Your 2024 Chemicals Now
Jan 08, 2024
2023 has come and gone and many are starting to get their chemical orders in for the 2024 crop. Even with less-than-normal rainfall, last year’s chemical programs worked very well. We learned many things in 2023 that we can take into 2024.
First, it’s always easier to keep a field clean when you start clean. Overlapping residuals is a must when dealing with weed control. For beans, use a full rate up front followed by a second residual 25 to 30 days after. As for corn, many have gone away from the one pass program since water hemp and marestail are getting harder to control. It is also important to get the second pass of chemical on the corn before the plant gets too tall. Tall stalks can block the chemical from contacting the weeds below.
Smith Fertilizer & Grain has some great chemical programs that will fit your needs. Certain products even have some very good financing options with lower interest rates than you can get at a bank. We also have field scouting with full-service application. We are all very busy during that time of the year and it can be helpful to have an extra set of eyes on your fields.
Right now is the best time to get your chemicals booked for the 2024 crop. Give your local SFG agronomist a call and we will be happy to go over some programs with you.