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Weed Management Tour
David Nicolai, weed specialist at the University of Minnesota, discussed the plot demonstrating spray nozzle technology. The plot had five different applications on oats with a crosswind between 5-8 mph. The demonstration allowed farmers to see off-target movement with different types of spray nozzles.
Off-target movement was visible in the oats depending on which nozzle was used.
"Some of the newer products, that may be labeled here in the next year, are going to require a coarse to an ultra-coarse droplet size," says Nicolai.
It's going to very important to read the label and match the instructions with the spray nozzle on your sprayer.
Preemergence herbicides have many advantages in a corn and soybean management systems. They remove weeds early in the growing season, reducing impacts later on, says Jeff Gunsolus, weed specialist at the University of Minnesota. They also add other types of chemistry for weed control - increasing the diversity in your herbicide program.
Spray nozzles, preemergence herbicides, and planting dates can help you battle a major issue.