While having more weed control options than ever before can be an exciting opportunity for farms to tackle problem weeds, it can also be confusing, which can lead to expensive problems down the road.
For now Dean Petry and grandson Brandon Monebrake in Preble County are planning to continue what has already been working for their corn herbicide program.
“We are sticking with what we are doing. We don’t really have an issue with marestail. Giant ragweed is the big issue for us,” Petry said. “We use Lexar. Then we use HERBIMAX crop oil with Roundup for spot spraying in the corn. Sometimes Johnsongrass can be a problem in the corn, but Lexar holds it down pretty good.”
The farm has been in no-till for 25 years and the corn burndown is done shortly after planting.
“We do a burndown for corn in the spring after we plant,” Monebrake said. “We spray when we put 28% on when the corn is six inches or a foot tall.”
The warm winter is the source of some concern as planting season draws near.… Continue readingRead More »