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Maximizing Soybean Yield and Weed Management with Broad Spectrum Residual Products

For some the goal of weed control in soybeans is to ensure a clean field at harvest; looks good and allows for easier harvest. And while those are important, there are other weed management factors to consider, ones that are really only achieved through the use of broad spectrum residual products.
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Reduce early-season weed pressure: Weeds that emerge with a soybean crop can have a huge impact on yield1. Minimizing early weed emergence through the use of broad spectrum residual products helps maximize the crop’s potential.

Post-emergent application flexibility: With lower early season weed pressure the time constraints on post-emergent applications are reduced. Late flushing weeds (ie. Velvetleaf, Fall Panicum) can also be given more time to emerge before the post spray, with less risk of yield loss.

Protection of post-emergent products: Broad spectrum, residual herbicides minimize the number of weeds that need controlled with post emergent products (many of which are associated with a herbicide tolerance trait), which reduces the selection pressure on these POST herbicides, decreasing the risk of resistance.

ADAMA is proud to offer PHANTOM® 240 SL (imazethapyr) and SQUADRON® (metribuzin) to help achieve the goals listed above. With solid economic price points, and activity on a range of broadleaf and grassy weeds, both emerged and those that flush, these products are valuable tools in optimizing soybean production and overall weed management.

For more information on these products please visit the sites listed below, or reach out with any questions.

Cited Literature: Publication 811: Agronomy Guide for Field Crops | (refer to Chapter 13; Table 13-6)

-Drew Thompson - Technical Sales Agronomist (Eastern Canada)