As you work with your customers to plan their 2022 soybean weed control programs, you’re likely researching the newest solutions that will perform the best. As a retailer, you are, no doubt, driven each season by your customers’ success. So being able to recommend herbicides that control farmers’ most troublesome weeds to help ensure optimum yield potential is a top priority.
Knowing that, it sometimes helps to hear what your peers have to say about products to help you decide which solutions to recommend. 2021 was the first year Midwest farmers were able to use Kyber™ herbicide to keep their soybean fields clean. Two Iowa retailers who had customers who used Kyber this year have some information about why it could be a good choice for your farmers.
Dillan Smith and Taylor Nelson are both Iowa-based retailers. Smith is the co-owner of Smith Brothers Agronomy in Newell, Iowa. Nelson is the agronomy relationship manager at Viafield Co-op in Randalia, Iowa.
Both Smith and Nelson say they had farmer-customers who used Kyber in their soybean fields this season. They say they were impressed with how well the new solution worked, especially against difficult, herbicide-resistant weeds. Smith and Nelson say waterhemp is the worst weed their customers face in soybeans, but that it’s no match for Kyber.
“It’s probably the best preemergence [herbicide] in the soybean market right now. If you battle waterhemp, it truly has three active ingredients that all still work on waterhemp,” Smith says. “I can’t think of another preemergence with three modes of action that work as good against waterhemp.”
“It’s probably the best preemergence [herbicide] in the soybean market right now. If you battle waterhemp, it truly has three active ingredients that all still work on waterhemp.”
Both retailers say their customers were impressed with Kyber, too. Iowa experienced very dry weather conditions in 2021, and the new solution held up with the powerful modes of action and long-lasting residual activity.
“They [customers] liked the three modes of action, these modes of action lead to a better residual and cleaner fields,” Nelson says.
Smith adds: “They were really happy — six weeks after application, their fields were really clean. It was a surprise, and in a dry year like we had, the preemergence herbicides don’t last as long. This year, with Kyber, it held really well.”
In addition to the powerful weed control Kyber provides, Smith and Nelson say, it’s also a convenient product. It packs three effective modes of action into one easy-to-use premix. Nelson says the long-lasting residual activity even helps with planning and timing spring applications and planting.
“When it comes to our chemicals, we want to get something down early and don’t want to chase the planter. Kyber is a great option for farmers who want to get out early, even a couple of weeks before planting, to get the residual applied early. This product will keep the fields clean until a postemergence pass,” he explains.
Kyber is a great option for farmers who want to get out early, even a couple of weeks before planting, to get the residual applied early. This product will keep the fields clean until a postemergence pass.”
Smith and Nelson say they would recommend Kyber to farmers who need to control tough weeds like waterhemp to get the best possible yield potential. They say they’re excited to have their customers use it again in 2022.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kyber for your farmer-customers, you can visit KyberHerbicide.com on Corteva.us and talk with your local Corteva Agriscience territory manager for more information.
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