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Hit Weeds Early and Follow with Timely Soybean Herbicide Applications

For successful control, it’s critical to prevent weeds from getting a foothold. Steve Snyder Enlist™ field specialist, says it’s vital to start clean. He says you can accomplish this in Enlist E3® soybeans with a burndown application, with tillage or with a combination of both.

“Any time you can plant soybeans in a clean field, it helps,” Snyder says. “You can follow up with a quality residual herbicide program. Residuals provide a blanket of protection as well as allow you to bring more sites of action to your weed control efforts.”

Quality residuals set up a successful postemergence program.

“Make timely postemergence applications, when weeds are small and actively growing,” Snyder says. “Always plan to spray weeds before they exceed 6 inches tall. That’s almost exactly the length of a dollar bill.”

Following a carefully timed program approach leads to great results, Snyder says. He emphasizes the value of multiple sites of action.

“Each site of action attacks weeds differently,” he explains. “The more sites, the more confident a grower can be about staying on top of weeds.”

Farmers are succeeding with programs that employ three, four, five or even more sites of action. Solid weed control helps preserve yield potential. It also gives weeds less opportunity to develop resistance.

Enlist E3 soybeans give farmers flexibility in creating an effective weed control program.

“Farmers can use trusted residual herbicides such as Sonic, Trivence or Surveil,” Snyder says. “Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to three herbicides with different sites of action: 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate.

“This offers a huge advantage,” he continues. “It gives you some great post options. For instance, you can use Enlist One® herbicide tank-mixed with Liberty herbicide or Durango DMA. Another example is Enlist Duo, which is a combination of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate.”

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®™ENLIST E3® soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. Liberty® is a registered trademarks of BASF.

Steve Snyder

agronomist steve snyder

Steve Snyder is an Enlist® field specialist and serves as the in-field expert for the Enlist weed control system in the upper Midwest, including the Dakotas and Minnesota. His area includes a large number of soybean acres. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in crop protection for Dow and Corteva Agriscience. Snyder and other Enlist field specialists are experts in weed management, application technology and crop research.