Increased no-till and reduced-till production has led to numerous benefits for corn growers, but it also has contributed a shift in the weed spectrum. For example, Italian ryegrass has become a significant problem in many fields.
The best control practices for this weed include multiple herbicide applications, starting with early-season burndown programs and continuing with in-crop products, such as DuPont™ Steadfast® Q herbicide, to prevent Italian ryegrass from becoming competitive with corn. Steadfast® Q provides a number of benefits in this type of management program:
- Better, more consistent contact plus residual control of Italian ryegrass and johnsongrass, as well as grass and broadleaf weeds such as Texas panicum, broadleaf signalgrass, pigweed and morningglory
- The flexibility to be used on conventional as well as herbicide-tolerant corn hybrids
- An additional mode of action to help minimize the occurrence of certain herbicide-tolerant weeds
- Built-in safener technology, represented by the “Q,” provides corn growers with the flexibility to confidently apply Steadfast® Q under more diverse weather conditions, across more hybrids and with a wider range of adjuvants
Make an early, post application of Steadfast® Q plus Abundit® Extra herbicide and atrazine when weeds and grasses are about 2 inches tall. It may be used in combination with a non-ionic surfactant, crop oil concentrate or methylated seed oil.
Rely on Steadfast® Q, and enjoy the benefits of reduced tillage without the yield-robbing competition of Italian ryegrass.