The key for growers to maximize desirable grasses and profit is to plan ahead and be proactive about protecting their hayfields. This change of mindset can deliver results and peace of mind throughout the season.* When it comes to controlling spring and summer annual weeds, Bayer Range & Pasture recommends an application of Rezilon® herbicide in January while following label directions carefully. There are several reasons why an early application of Rezilon delivers unrivaled control of annual weeds:
- It’s easier and more effective. Controlling weeds before they emerge is more effective than controlling them once they have germinated. When weeds have already germinated or perennial species are present, growers need to take extra, more difficult steps like tank-mixing for postemergence control. Rezilon is an easy-to-use preemergence herbicide that’s effective for annual grass and broadleaf weed control. Growers could see higher-quality forage on their first cut as a result of controlling annual weed species early.
- It can lead to long-term control. Rezilon provides extended weed control that other products cannot match. Rezilon has a unique mode of action that provides effective, long-lasting control of troublesome weed species, even those that are resistant to other herbicides, such as glyphosate. This translates into less frequent applications and increased quality and production from the fields.
- It does not break down quickly. Once applied, Rezilon can remain on the soil surface with no degradation from sunlight while waiting on rainfall for activation. This means you can apply the treatment early and not have to worry about its effectiveness later.
- It gives growers flexibility. Late winter and early spring weather can be unpredictable, with windy or rainy conditions often hindering applications. The residual that Rezilon offers gives growers greater flexibility, allowing for earlier application for preemergence control ahead of adverse weather.
Rezilon controls more than 60 broadleaf and annual grass weeds, including species that have developed herbicide resistance, such as ryegrass. Using Rezilon herbicide as directed can lead to higher-quality hay on the first harvest, and it also reduces the time and money hay growers would need to spend on additional herbicide applications.
If it seems too early to start planning for spring and results, it is actually the right time. Bayer Range & Pasture encourages hay growers in the south who are struggling to control annual weeds to visit Rezilon.com to learn more about solutions and contact a representative.
*Four to six months of anticipated control from a single application.
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