Weather conditions prevented planting. Now what?

The spring of 2019 left us wondering if the rain would ever end. It also left us reeling from catastrophic rainfall, flooding, livestock losses, and acres unable to be cultivated. What comes next in situations like these?

Prevented Planting Acres

Serious challenges spring up on Prevented Planting acres. Especially wet conditions provide an ideal environment for weed pressure and other problems in fence lines and roadside ditches.

Wet conditions are perfect for woody plants and brush, allowing significant encroachment along field margins and pasture perimeters and across fallow acres.

Left unchecked, these weed and brush advancements pose a challenge for years to come — and it’s a challenge that only grows worse, and more expensive, over time.

PastureGard® HL herbicide

PastureGard® HL herbicide can be an essential tool to combat the expanding threat that hardwood brush and broadleaf weeds present. It is a wise decision to proactively treat the empty acres instead of letting the field grow wild with weeds like kochia, pigweed, marestail and more.

PastureGard® HL is a non-restricted use pesticide and has a low residual that allows rotation to all crops at 120 days post-application, so you can make sure to start fresh next year. The fact sheets below provide more information about PastureGard® HL as a tool for managing brush and weed problems around fields where a long residual chemistry might not be desirable.

PastureGard® HL Fact Sheet ⟶

PastureGard® HL Product Page ⟶

Pasture Management Recommendations ⟶


Contact your rep for an over the phone recommendation or to set up an on-site visit for specific recommendations about weed problems in areas that have been flooded and may need remediation.


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