With the arrival of fall and winter, it is time to start planning for pre-emergent herbicide applications. Weather permitting, these applications should coincide with a rain event to assure that pre-emergent herbicide active ingredients are properly incorporated in the top layer of the soil.
Centrus®, a pre-emergent herbicide from Helena, has combined two active ingredients into one, easy-to-use dry formulation. Centrus contains both Indaziflam (Group 29) and Rimsulfuron (Group 2), providing complementary burndown with long-lasting residual weed control in high-value tree nuts, tree fruit and vine crops. Centrus provides up to six months of broadleaf and grassy weed control while combating ACCase, ALS, triazine and glyphosate-resistant weeds.
When making your Centrus application, remember weed seeds generally germinate in the top two inches of the soil. Enhance your pre-emergent application efficiency with Grounded®-W, a soil and spray deposition agent that can help keep your herbicides in the weed germination zone longer. Grounded-W can improve efficacy and soil adsorption of soil-applied herbicides, while reducing drift and increasing spray-droplet size uniformity.
Prepare your orchards for next year’s crop with an Almond Wise™ program today. Contact your local Helena representative to learn more.
- James Schaeffer, Western Division Product Specialist
Yuba City, CA