With the introduction of many new plant growth regulator herbicides, such as dicamba-based, and 2,4D choline products, sprayer system cleanout has become even more critical before spraying resumes this growing season.
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Producers need to plan in advance on how to deal with bare fields that contain an overabundance of weeds. Weeds in these fields have deposited significant amount of seeds on the soil surface, which can easily germinate when adequate moisture and temperature are available.
Crop damage could occur if sprayer clean-out is overlooked or not properly conducted. It is critical to always follow the procedure specified on the herbicide or commercial cleaner label to completely remove herbicide residue from the sprayer system.
If the forecast holds true, it looks like it is going to be another year of excessive soil moisture and possible flooding come this spring. The increased level of soil moisture has implications with regards to plant stand establishment as well as root rot and nematode infestations.
With the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds, the use of an adjuvants is also on the rise and may be necessary to help control resistant weeds.
January 24, 2020
The 2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides are now available for free on the SDSU Extension website.
The South Dakota Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.
Guide for the identification and management of Palmer Amaranth in South Dakota
January 03, 2020
SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout South Dakota beginning in early January through March.
SDSU Extension to Host Winter Agronomy Meetings and Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings in Southeast South Dakota
January 03, 2020
SDSU Extension will host winter agronomy meetings in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton in January 2020.