The prolonged period of rain and high winds has prevented timely application of postemergence herbicides in many fields. By the time conditions allow field work, corn may be beyond the optimum size for postemergence applications. There are several concerns with delayed applications, including: 1) label restrictions regarding crop or weed size, 2) increased sensitivity of large corn to herbicides, and 3) reduced efficacy due to large weed size and/or canopy interference with spray coverage.
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Hartzler, Robert G., "Weed control options in late corn" (2004). Integrated Crop Management News. 1531.
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