Warmer than normal temperatures throughout Florida and the deep southeast in recent weeks is an early reminder that this year’s weed control issues could be more serious than usual throughout the region.
As producers plan upcoming weed control strategies for this season, we’re featuring more details about this new fertilizer/herbicide blending process officials at Dow AgroSciences say is already being employed in Georgia and Alabama, but not yet available in Florida.
You’ve been hearing brief mentions and reminders about GrazonNext HL herbicide in our radio reports in recent weeks throughout the region, and we introduced this news in a previous post on this website a couple weeks ago during our coverage of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in Phoenix.
In this follow up report sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, we’re sharing a great deal more detail about this new process, another sign of the times of scientific advancement. In the interviews herein, we talk in depth about the special fertilizer blending process involved, and the requirements to implement it. Our two interview guests also address efficiencies, the savings, weather factors to consider and several other angles that producers need or may want to know, in order to catch up to this application technology already being employed in other southeastern states and some other states out west.
So sit back and click to listen to these two interviews, as Dow’s Range and Pasture Specialist Danny Leckie from Bartow, Florida, and Pat Burch, the Company’s Field Scientist who works throughout the U. S. East Coast from Maine to Florida, explain what Florida producers are so far missing out on.
As Leckie explains, when it comes to weed control in pastures there are many advantages to being able to blend this traditional and very effective herbicide, GrazonNext HL, together with dry fertilizers.
Leckie also discusses some of the weather situations producers sometimes encounter, and how this GrazonNext HL weed control program performs in different conditions:
And in Leckie’s final comments, he talks about the supplemental label for the product and process and some considerations producers need to know about label requirements.
Continuing a bit deeper on this topic for producers and fertilizer company representatives wanting to learn as much possible about the new process, Dow AgroSciences’ East Coast Field Scientist Pat Burch goes into great detail in the following interview about many other aspects and situational considerations, driving the point home that the new technology is not only effective and efficient, but it also saves money and time using a proven herbicide in a new way to get the job done.