Scout Your No-Till Fields for Burndown Effectiveness

Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Specialist;

A lot of no-till fields have been treated already. Until this past week our weather has been up and down, so do not assume all the treatments were effective. One of the best ways to ensure effective burndown is to wait for the weather to improve, but that is “easier said than done”. So if you treated fields already scout them to be sure the herbicides worked as you expected and it will allow you to plan before the surviving weeds (or cover crop) get too large. It is often easier to treat these fields before the crop has been planted.