A proactive fall herbicide program can help growers get ahead of next season's weed pressure by controlling difficult weeds, allowing them to start out the spring with cleaner fields and setting the stage for better spring herbicide performance. By adding Extract PBA to a fall burndown package, growers can also gain the benefits of increased yield and ROI.
In this trial, which was conducted in West Lebanon, Indiana, Extract PBA was applied with fall burndown in 2015 to release nutrients in the soil and residue for the next season's crop. Soybeans were planted in the spring of 2016. At harvest, Extract PBA treatment was associated with a 5.1 bu/a yield increase–for an ROI of $37/acre–compared to the untreated soybean yield. (ROI assumes $9.50 cash beans.)
Extract PBA is not limited to use with fall burndown herbicides. It is also effective when used in the spring with pre-emergence herbicides. With either application, this biocatalyst can help growers mine nutrients out of both soil and crop residue to feed the next crop. You can learn more about using Extract PBA in the fall or spring by watching one of our on-demand webinars.
You can also learn more about Extract PBA by downloading one of our Extract PBA publications.