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Check Fields for Winter Annuals

Oct 29, 2018

Now is the time to be checking your fields for winter annuals and grasses, such as cheat and volunteer small grains, that may have come up with the recent rains.  Marestail, henbit, and grasses that germinate and emerge in the fall are much easier to control before they overwinter. Overwintering often causes a hardening off effect on many weeds, making them less susceptible to chemical controls in the spring.

Fall residual products can be applied with a burndown to lay down a barrier to hold winter annuals from emerging now and early in the spring. Atrazine is a commonly used fall residual product for ground that will be planted to corn, milo, or summer fallow acres. Do not use atrazine on ground planned for soybeans or alfalfa. Dimetric® EXT is another option for fall residual that can be applied ahead of many crops including corn, soybeans, and established alfalfa. Use these fall residual products as part of your layered weed management strategy.
For more information, talk to your Great Bend Co-op representative about applying a fall residual product on your acres.

2018 Fall Harvest Update – Corn harvest is winding down, while soybeans and milo are still rolling in steadily. Still hearing reports of pods splitting and shattering in the field.
Prepay for liquid and dry fertilizer is available now. We are offering our 25% down options on prepay again this year.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween from all of us at the Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Department!

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