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Benefits and Limitations of Early Burndown Herbicide Applications

March 2, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing the benefits and limitations of early burndown herbicide applications.

Early burndown herbicide applications provide an opportunity to manage winter annual and other early emerging weeds before they become difficult to control. Early burndown does have some limitations. The earlier in the spring herbicides are applied, the earlier in the growing season the level of weed control may decline below acceptable levels. Even with a residual herbicide added to an early burndown applications, an additional burndown treatment may be necessary around the time of planting. Read more about the benefits and limitations of early burndown herbicide applications in this issue of SeedScoop.

Benefits and Limitations of Early Burndown Herbicide Applications