New Tool for Weed Resistance Management
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The consequences of weed management practices have never been more apparent than after a tough 2019 season. To help growers in the fight against resistance in their fields, Syngenta is also offering a free, three-part agronomic guide for 2020 planting preparations, plus information about the corn and soybean herbicide programs Syngenta agronomists recommend.
Part I: Weed Seed Bank Management
In 2020, weed seed bank management is top of mind for most growers and retailers. Delayed and prevented planting and a lack of preemergent herbicide use this past year means 2020 will see a more densely populated weed seed bank. Vigilant management can make or break the season ahead. The first article in the #Plant2020 Prep Series covers tips for managing the elevated level of weed seeds this year.
Part II: Preemergent Herbicide Power
What starts as a tiny weed seed can grow into a huge problem, as many species multiply exponentially when allowed to go to seed. On top of that, different species can reach towering heights, potentially overshadowing the average 8-foot-tall mature corn plant.
The second article in the #Plant2020 Prep Series takes a closer look at why residual preemergent herbicide applications are the cornerstone for high-yielding corn and soybean crops.
Part III: Two Forms of Resistance, Four Control Strategies
Target site resistance is the type of weed resistance that growers are most familiar with and typically face. But recently, a second type has become more common: metabolic.
The challenge of 100% herbicide effectiveness continues to grow each season. The third article in the series breaks down the differences between the types of resistance and covers where the current state of resistance is headed tomorrow, so growers can adapt their management practices accordingly.
Looking at the current toolbox for fighting resistance, many of the herbicides currently available contain active ingredients originally developed in Syngenta labs. For decades, Syngenta has been collaborating with university experts and conducting research to solve problems associated with herbicide resistance.
The interactive map is another initiative from Syngenta in the fight against resistant weeds. Each season, Syngenta gives growers and retailers access to the most diverse herbicide portfolio available and promotes sound resistance management, including both effective chemistries and cultural practices.
Keep Fields Clean With Proactive Steps, Innovative Herbicides
After the weather challenges of the 2019 growing season, elevated weed pressure is likely. These early-season steps can help keep fields clean in 2020.