Each crop varies in its respective critical weed free timing:
To understand the risk, peas make an ideal example, as the crop is very sensitive to weed competition. The threat can start as early as a week after the crop emerges, which is earlier than many post-emergent herbicide applications. If early emerging weeds are not controlled, there is an increased risk of yield loss. The use of a pre-emergent or pre-seed herbicide can control competitive weeds and protect the crop during this vulnerable stage.
Plus, with higher commodity prices, the impact of poor weed management has an even bigger impact on your bottom line. Protect your valuable crop out of the gates and capitalize on current market conditions.
There are a number of herbicide choices that can be used to maintain the critical weed free period for each crop, including options that also offer residual control. Integrated weed management is an important part of maximizing your crop’s success, but with the right strategy, the right herbicide program and the right timing, effective control can be achieved and maintained.