Once weeds rob yield, farmers cannot get yield back. While unsteady commodity prices may tempt your customers to lower their weed control investment, allowing soybeans to compete with weeds throughout the season will steal dollars at harvest.
If weeds are left uncontrolled in corn and soybean fields, U.S. and Canadian yield could be cut by approximately 50 percent. This amounts to $43 billion in annual economic losses for these two crops alone, according to a study by Weed Science Society of America and Kansas State University.
“Many farmers understand that the best way to lower their cost per bushel or, in some cases, minimize their loss, is to choose inputs that provide the best yield results,” says Scott Pringnitz, market development specialist, Dow AgroSciences.
Although any weed can cause yield loss at high populations, waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, marestail, giant ragweed and morningglory are some of the most challenging to manage with single-application herbicide programs.
“Farmers simply cannot be profitable if they fail to keep these weeds under control,” Pringnitz says. “A residual herbicide is the best money spent in controlling many of these challenging weeds. If weeds are allowed to get very large, farmers may not have any options to control them or protect yield regardless of how much he or she is willing to spend.”
With two nonglyphosate modes of action, Sonic® herbicide stops hard-to-control weeds before they can invade soybean fields and steal yield. Sonic is proven to deliver long-lasting residual control of your customers’ toughest broadleaf weeds.
Learn more about how your customers can protect their yield potential this season at the retailer-exclusive online resource, OperationCleanFields.com
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