It's been said that "the early bird gets the worm." This adage was probably not written about weed management, but when it comes to getting weeds under control, earlier is definitely better.
The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System has introduced its 2019 Spray Early With Confidence Program to help soybean farmers start clean and maintain an effective weed resistance management system all season long.1
Use an appropriate burndown herbicide at the labeled rate or tillage.
Use a qualifying residual product (Group 3, 14 or 15) at the labeled rate within two weeks before planting or prior to soybean emergence to help control broadleaf weeds in soybeans.
Apply when weeds are less than 4 inches tall and within 30 days after planting soybeans:
If a farmer experiences an additional flush of broadleaf weeds within 30 days of the postemergence application after following all program requirements stated above, Bayer Crop Science will pay up to $10/acre to assist in a second postemergence application on the affected acres (only if respray occurs).2
The program is new for the 2019 growing season, but farmers across the soybean belt saw firsthand the benefits of spraying early to control weeds in 2018 with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.3
To learn more about the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System and the 2019 Spray Early With Confidence Program, and to see a full list of included geographies and seed brands, contact your crop protection representative or retailer or visit: RoundupReadyXtend.com/SprayEarly
Subject to additional terms and conditions. See link above for program details, eligible states and qualifying brands.
1 The Spray Early With Confidence Program is available only to farmers who use products that are part of the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform.
2 All claims subject to verification by Bayer Crop Science. Offer is only applicable for the 2019 growing season. Claims deadline is Aug. 15, 2019.
3 Eligible states include Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (excluding Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, New Madrid, Mississippi, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott and Stoddard Counties), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
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