Planning a pre-emerge herbicide application should be a priority for corn
growers in 2013
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - There are many factors corn growers
should consider in the spring, but according to BASF Canada Inc. (BASF),
applying a pre-emerge herbicide should be a top priority.
"Weeds can have a significant impact on early corn development, so it's
critical to keep corn fields weed-free right up to the six-leaf stage," says
Drew Thompson, Technical Development Specialist with BASF Canada. "Using a
pre-emerge herbicide can help growers protect their investment, setting the
stage to maximize their yield potential at harvest."
Research has shown that early weeds can rob corn yields because they compete
with the emerging plant. When the corn crop and weeds emerge together, corn
plants will divert energy away from root development to grow taller than the
weed while reducing yield potential in the process.
"The longer the corn can remain weed-free, the higher the potential for
yield," says Thompson.
Starting early with a pre-emerge application of INTEGRITY(®) herbicide
provides residual early weed control to manage such tough weeds as velvetleaf,
cocklebur and yellow nutsedge. The wide application window and residual
activity of INTEGRITY makes it a good option for application even before
"Applying a pre-emerge herbicide will help get corn off to its best possible
start," says Thompson. "It really should be your first decision this spring."
INTEGRITY is registered for use in Eastern Canada. To learn more about
effective pre-emerge weed management strategies for corn, visit
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a
leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry
providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and
herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and
crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control,
turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to
turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop
Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing
agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality
of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on
the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
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