Fall herbicide applications are still a good idea this year, despite a later-than-normal harvest, according to Ohio State University Extension weed specialist Mark Loux.
“This is kind of a strange year for fall treatments because harvest is so late,” Loux said. “Any time we get a later harvest, we have the potential for things to get wet because we don’t have good drying weather. So there is some concern that farmers won’t be able to get across fields because they’ll run out of weather.”
Loux said fall applications have become standard practice for many growers because the season presents an ideal application window for control of many species of weeds that are problematic in no-till production.
“We have fields that develop fall weed populations that survive the winter and then present problems in the spring,” he said. “So if we have annual weeds that emerge from late summer into fall, and some biennial weeds and some perennial species, late fall is an ideal time to control them.”… Continue readingRead More »