Talk to growers around planting, and you’ll quickly learn that farming is a race against the clock. Assuming you can catch a moment of their time, you might hear about that 40-acre field that needs planting before the next rain storm. Maybe it’s the pre-emergent herbicide application planned for that afternoon. Or perhaps it’s a simple request for warm weather before early season disease can take hold in the cool spring. In any case, the ask is the same—more time and more options.
In a sea of challenges and time crunches, growers need tools as flexible as they are. Engenia™ herbicide, the most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops, is a new tool that growers can lean on in 2017.
Providing an additional, effective site of action to control even the toughest weeds, Engenia herbicide gives growers peace of mind by helping protect against yield-robbing pests in their dicamba-tolerant crops. In the otherwise uphill battle against weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and giant ragweed, Engenia herbicide offers a new way to address the pressing issue of glyphosate resistance and frees up time to think about other ways to increase yields and better the farm.
New equipment is one common way to improve efficiency on an operation. For spray systems, advancements in direct injection technology have allowed growers to add flexibility to their applications.
“Engenia herbicide is compatible with direct injection, thanks to its low use rate,” said Chad Asmus, Technical Marketing Manager, BASF. “Direct injection for Engenia herbicide means growers can cover more acres with the same input volume.”
More coverage with one tank fill means fewer trips back to refill, and can translate to significant savings in time and money. To put some numbers behind it, applying Engenia herbicide with a direct injection system at 12.8 fl oz/A can cover 500 acres/tank, nearly twice as much ground as competitive products applied at 22 fl oz/A.
Direct injection technology also simplifies sprayer clean out and makes buffer zones easier to manage. The time saved and ease-of-use can be a real value-add to an operation.
While new technology does help get the job done quicker and easier, growers must first learn how it’s used. BASF is helping growers learn how to properly and effectively apply Engenia herbicide through its On Target Application Academy (OTAA). In addition to in-person trainings, OTAA offers an online training module, giving the time-conscious grower easy access to application tips and best practices.
To learn more about Engenia herbicide, visit www.engeniaherbicide.com. Growers and applicators can take the OTAA training module by visiting www.growsmartuniversity.com, clicking on the “Herbicides” tab and selecting the module titled “Making an On Target Engenia Herbicide Application."
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