LSU AgCenter Weed specialist Dr. Donnie Miller at the St. Jo Research Station has spent a lot of time the last couple of years looking at new technology being used in soybean operations.
The beans that have been made to tolerate over the top applications of 2-4-D and Dicamba have been closely watched the past couple of years to see what affect they have on the crop and the impact on weed populations.
“From our results, it looks like these two technologies will definitely aid us in weed control,” says Miller. “These are newer technologies in that we’ve never been able to apply these over the top of crops before.”
Even though 2-4-DF and Dicamba have been around for some time, now growers have the opportunity to incorporate these into one cropping system to obtain good weed control.
“And it looks like they’ll be a god fit for us to help mitigate any resistance issues which we haven’t been able to do before,” said Miller.
(This report a service of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.)