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Use these three steps for effective next-season crop planning.
Preharvest time is when you should scout fields to see how crop protection strategies fared and plan for the next season.
Dandelions have become an increasing problem since many growers shifted to reduced-tillage or no-till systems. After the crop has been harvested in the fall, weeds such as dandelions begin to grow as they prepare to overwinter.
Brown spot disease is most severe in continuously cropped soybean fields and can reduce yield 8 to 15 percent.
A team approach helps this Iowa grower boost corn yield and multiply the value of his crop input investment.
Tank-mixing herbicides, adjuvants and other partners can change how they work. Follow label requirements for effective weed control when mixing FeXapan™ with approved tank-mix partners.
Expert provides crop management strategies to help growers plan for maximum yield next season.
The TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier helps growers multiply their crop protection input costs when they make early commitments. Actual product choices can be made closer to application time.
As temperatures warm, watch for early signs of powdery mildew in wheat fields. Timely application of DuPont™ Aproach® or Aproach Prima® fungicide can help stop powdery mildew from spreading to protect yield potential.
Soybean growers and agronomists report early, longer-lasting weed control, including control of glyphosate-tolerant or resistant weeds, with DuPont™ Envive® herbicide.
Larval injury from corn rootworms may make roots more susceptible to root and stalk rot disease, even on hybrids with rootworm-resistant traits. Scouting and evaluating control measures can help growers manage damage and yield loss.
A residual fall burndown herbicide application helps reduce weed seed production, manage early winter annuals and provide weed control into spring.
Use these four tips to get an early start on crop planning for the next season. Taking advantage of local expertise and buying programs can help reduce costs and improve results.
A cold, wet spring can push planting dates to the limit, leaving little time for preplant herbicide applications. A fall application of DuPont™ Canopy® EX or Basis® herbicide post harvest can halt development of winter annual weeds and allow for earlier planting in a warmer, cleaner seedbed.
These tank-mix partners have been approved for use with FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and/or cotton.
Count on Assure® II for the best volunteer corn control in your soybeans and cotton
Foliar disease is a major cause of lodged stalks, which can lead to yield losses and increased harvest time. Frequent scouting and timely fungicide applications are the best defense against potential crop damage and yield loss.
Follow label directions for sprayer cleanout procedure after applying FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology. Triple-rinsing protects against herbicide residue that may damage non-target crops.
Frogeye leaf spot can cause severe soybean yield loss. The disease can appear wherever warm, humid conditions occur.
Frogeye leaf spot causes disease on younger upper foliage of soybean plants and can reduce yield if management isn’t initiated early.
Aproach® Prima fungicide has two premier modes of action for better control of frogeye leaf spot and other hard-to-manage and strobilurin-resistant diseases in soybeans. The dual modes of action enhance resistance management and efficacy.
Fungicides were not created equal. Check the active ingredients in each product to choose the best option.
The decision to apply a fungicide should be a calculated, proactive choice, based on management and environmental factors. Check these key factors.
Preserving foliar health is important to maximizing crop yield. Fungicide movement properties have a major impact on how well an application controls disease.
Strategic fungicide applications can provide significant return on investment, especially critical when commodity prices are low.
By controlling plant diseases, fungicides maximize green leaf area to improve photosynthesis and help achieve yield potential.
Get the most value from fungicide use by selecting the best product and applying at the best time.
Canopy® herbicide delivers burndown plus residual activity to help maximize early-season control of tough weeds, allowing the postemergence application to be made closer to canopy.
Gray leaf spot overwinters in corn residue and spreads from soil to plants with rain and wind. An infection can reduce corn yield 15 to 50 percent.
Late-summer insect pests can threaten crop quality. Feeding damage creates opportunities for fungal infection or rot and may trigger dockage at the elevator. Tips on scouting for damaging insect pests.
Warm, wet summer weather is good for both crop production and late-season weed development, making fall burndown herbicide treatment critical to manage marestail, waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.
Monitor wind speed and direction and surroundings when applying FeXapan™ plus VaporGrip® Technology. Maintain appropriate buffer space per label requirements to prevent injury to sensitive areas.
Insect and weed pests can cause yield loss quickly. Noticing them in time to stop the damage requires regular scouting. Use these tips to make the most of scouting time.
Herbicide mode of action is a key component when managing weed resistance and building a crop protection plan.
Always monitor sprayer ground speed for best herbicide coverage and on-target application.
Follow guidelines for wind speed during herbicide application to reduce risk of off-target herbicide movement.
Northern corn leaf blight is expanding its range in the U.S., threatening yield and making control more difficult.
Reduce risk of spray drift and off-target herbicide movement by choosing sprayer nozzles that match dicamba and other herbicide label requirements.
Seven tips for a weed-free spring for growers using dicamba-tolerant soybeans.
Spring weather can be fickle. If you have had weed-control misses in some fields, be ready to implement a more aggressive control plan in case warm conditions lead to early spring weed emergence.
Post harvest applications are a smart weed management strategy.
Follow a season-long weed-control program to manage Palmer amaranth (pigweed) and other weed populations suspected of being PPO-resistant.
Resistant weed populations continue to grow, thwarting herbicides, reducing yield potential and making harvest difficult. Follow these best management practices to protect seed investment.
Proper herbicide application timing helps improve weed control. Weeds are best controlled when they are small and actively growing.
Wheat rust damage can cause a 60 percent yield loss if rust infects wheat at the flag leaf stage without treatment. Aproach® and Aproach® Prima fungicides help preserve yield potential.
Not all fungicides are the same. Use this test to see how your fungicide stacks up.
Aproach® is a broad-spectrum fungicide that delivers more reliable corn disease control of both foliar and soil-borne fungal disease in corn, soybeans and wheat.
Aproach® is a broad-spectrum fungicide that delivers more reliable soybean disease control of both foliar and soil-borne fungal disease in corn, soybeans and wheat.
Fungicide resistance is a growing concern for many soybean growers. Heather Marie Kelly, University of Tennessee, describes strategies for resistant frogeye leaf spot control.
Count on Resolve® Q to deliver focused weed control on contact.
University of Wisconsin research shows higher soybean seeding rate has less impact on yield than a preplant/preemergence herbicide application.
Soybean rust spores were found in 196 U.S. counties in 2015, although the disease has had limited effects.
Soybean white mold threatens soybean acres across the northern U.S. and spores can remain in soil for 10 years.
When weather conditions increase soybean white mold risk, a timely application of Aproach® fungicide can help control white mold to protect yield.
The DuPont TankMix Calculator Application lets you quickly and easily calculate product amounts for your field or tank size. A demonstration video shows you how.
Help herbicide application reach target plants by using an appropriate boom height.
University of Missouri research shows using a two-pass herbicide program maximizes corn yield 67 percent of the time.
The Disease Triangle is formed by three factors that determine potential for yield loss due to plant disease.
The most effective strategies for white mold control combine multiple management practices and timely fungicide applications. Learn how to scout and manage this destructive disease to protect soybean yield.