It’s no secret that abnormal weather patterns and the ever-changing commodity market give farmers cause for a bit of heartburn. There is constant variability, and with your inputs and livelihood on the line, it can make for some challenging decisions.
When market-, weather- and input-related uncertainty increase, farmers must thoroughly evaluate which crop protection products they invest in. We have seen in the field that many farmers are tempted to cut back on items they don’t consider a necessity. But the truth is those protective products can benefit your bottom line significantly and make a big difference when markets are tough.
In the case of soybean herbicides, a thorough weed control program is one of those elements that is key to protecting your valuable inputs, improving your yield and positively impacting your bottom line.
A comprehensive soybean weed control program should deliver effective burndown, extended residual weed control and fields clean of emerging weeds to provide a noncompetitive weed environment for planting. This provides farmers with value through flexibility of application and relieves anxiety about weed pressure by supporting yield growth.
For example, a product such as DuPont™ Trivence® herbicide achieves this comprehensive protection through three modes of action that broaden broadleaf activity and provide more consistent control of the most challenging weeds, including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and giant ragweed. It stunts seedling growth, burns plant tissues on contact and provides residual control of weeds for up to six weeks. Trivence also has flexible application timing in three windows (spring, preplant or up to three days after planting) to allow farmers to get a jump-start on fast-growing weeds for better seedbed preparation.
When farmers choose a thorough weed control program, like one with Trivence, they get powerful weed control for better seedbed planting conditions and cleaner fields through crop emergence. Investing in this kind of crop protection can reduce the likelihood that difficult weeds will reemerge and rob your fields of yield and can save you time and money in the long run. When markets are tough, farmers should invest in products that help make every planted acre count.
About the author: Aaron Smith is the U.S. Product Manager for soybean herbicides at Corteva Agriscience. He is based in Indiana.
DuPont Trivence is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.