MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - An unusually wet spring has left
Ontario soybean growers with a shortened planting window and
significant weed control concerns. The high moisture content in the
soil has created a breeding ground for tough-to-control weeds, some as
far along as the six-leaf stage.
A typical burndown using glyphosate alone can take over a week to take
effect. With only days remaining in this year's planting season, a
burndown with ERAGON delivers faster results and allows growers to get
seed in the ground for increased yield potential.
Rob Miller is a field biologist with BASF Canada Inc. He's heard from
growers in Middlesex County who are waiting for the weather and soil
conditions to improve.
"With this wet weather, the weeds are getting larger," he says. "If the
field is weedy, a grower may have a difficult time getting in with the
Miller says an effective strategy for tough-to-control weeds involves
using a tank mixture of glyphosate with ERAGON. This provides a faster,
more complete burndown than glyphosate alone while giving the added
benefit of resistance management for glyphosate tolerant weeds.
"Glyphosate alone won't be enough to tackle some of these weeds, but
using ERAGON as a tank mix partner allows the beans to be planted into
bare soil. As a result, the beans get off to a better start since they
are not competing with green tissue."
For more advice and information about fast burndown options during a wet
season, visit www.agsolutions.ca/eragon.
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a
leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry
providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and
herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop
yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health,
structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation
management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into
market success. The vision of BASF's Crop Protection division is to be
the world's leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production,
improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a
growing world population. Further information can be found on the web
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SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.
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