UACES Facebook Weed Management: Turn Rows and Ditch Banks - May 2012

Weed Management: Turn Rows and Ditch Banks - May 2012

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[Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. Music plays in the background]

[Title Slide – Weed Management: Turn Rows and Ditch Banks Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Presented by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]

I’d like to talk with you just a second about, not weed control in the field, but weed control outside the field. [Video shows a pigweed.]

One of the questions that I’ve gotten recently numerous times has been, what about these little pigweeds that are growing on my turn rows, next to my field? Do I need to be worried about them? Are they putting seed out and are they adding to the soil seedbank? [Dr. Ken Smith, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture standing in a field next to a turn row.]

Technique that I would suggest here would be to come in and spray these out with Paraquat and then come back with a residual herbicide as we plant our soybean. Any of our residual herbicides that we use such as Valer, Prefix, etc. are very satisfactory for use here on the turn row. [Slide – Recommendations for weed management in turn rows – Begin by spraying Paraquat then come in later with a residual herbicide.]

Now once we get into ditch banks. [Video shows a ditch bank covered in weeds.] Ditch banks are always a problem for us because they are not accessible, we can’t get to them as easy, but yet, we can go in with our sprayers that we can put out over the edge of the ditch and spray a herbicide like Diuron. Diuron is labeled for that use. A good soil residual herbicide. Or Diquat is an aquatic herbicide. Works very well for us. [Slide – Herbicide recommendations for weed management on ditch banks – Diuron or Diquat.]

[Ken Smith standing a field] Often times our ditch banks and turn rows cause us problems. We do have good programs for that and our farmers that are in our zero tolerance program are doing an excellent job of managing their weeds on their ditch banks and turn rows.

[Title slide – Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast. Video shows various pictures of soybean fields with specialists or agents in fields. U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information on soybean farming in Arkansas contact your county extension office or go to www.uaex.edu. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast.]

 

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