Sugarbeet

Tips for maximizing glyphosate activity

There are several things that should be considered to maximize weed control with glyphosate from these applications. Following these guidelines can help reduce the risk of glyphosate failures, as well as reduce the chances of lower yields due to weed competition.

May 27, 2010

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New herbicide registrations for Roundup Ready sugarbeet

The products Touchdown Total, Traxion, and Touchdown HiTech are all glyphosate formulations that can now be applied to Roundup Ready sugarbeet.

May 13, 2010

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Timing and good record keeping are important for sugarbeet weed control

For most of us the use of glyphosate (Roundup) in Roundup Ready sugarbeets has made weed control simpler and more consistent. However, as with any changes in production practices there is still a learning curve to using this technology.

May 14, 2009

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Common lambsquarters escapes in sugar beets: What are my opinions

When application timings are missed, common lambsquarters is often the number one weed escape. These escapes can reduce yield by competing for moisture and light, cause problems with topping and harvest, and produce seed that will lead to future problems.

June 12, 2008

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Fungicide tank-mixtures with sugarbeet herbicides: What are the risks?

As we are on the front edge of the fungicide applications for Rhizoctonia management in sugar beets, many of these applications often coincide with herbicide applications for weed control. While tank-mixing these two pest management practices could save extra trips across the field, there are some risks associated with tank-mixing certain herbicide programs with fungicides.

May 29, 2008

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Herbicide applications, especially micro-rates, need to be timely in sugarbeets

While the timing of glyphosate (Roundup, etc.) may not be as critical for weed control as some of the strategies that we currently use i.e., micro-rates and standard splits, there is still 50% of the acres that are planted with conventional sugar beets. Timely herbicide applications over these acres are critical for adequate weed control.

May 15, 2008

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Weed control challanges for sugarbeet in 2008

After a long wait Michigan sugar beet growers will be growing Roundup Ready sugar beets for the first time this year. While for most of us the use of glyphosate (Roundup) in Roundup Ready sugar beets should make weed control simpler and more consistent. However, as with any changes in production practices there will be a learning curve to using this technology.

April 2, 2008

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