New 2000 Weed Control For No-Till Corn

Since the new millennium means new decisions, technical representatives from American Cyanamid, Zeneca Ag Products, Aventis CropScience and Monsanto outlined new compounds and label changes for no-till corn to help the 715 attendees at the National No-Tillage Conference last January in Des Moines, Iowa.

Along with No-Till Farmer, these firms co-sponsored this eighth annual conference.

American Cyanamid

“Lightning is a very strong post-emergence corn herbicide that will give you very good grass control on some of the tough grasses like crabgrass and barnyard grass,” says Dennis Belcher, a technical service representative with American Cyanamid from Columbia, Mo.

“Lightning will also extend its activity into what we call the ‘really hard’ grasses like johnsongrass. At the same time, it’s a good broadleaf herbicide. It will control a plethora of broadleaves across the country, like cocklebur, velvetleaf, lambsquarters and nightshade.”

Both a grass and broadleaf herbicide, Lightning offers residual as well as contact activity. “It’s for post-emergence use only, and we want to target your application on 2 to 4 inch tall weeds. It can take down weeds a lot taller, but because of the residual control, you can hit those weeds very early and then continue your activity throughout the season,” Belcher says.

Another American Cyanamid product that many farmers have found success with is Prowl. “Over the last couple of years, a lot of people have had very good activity early in the season by controlling waterhemp with Prowl. It also controls woolly cupgrass for those of you that are…

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