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2018 herbicide on the mind

(CIFN file photo)

LEXINGTON – As growers wrap-up fall fertilizer, lime and anhydrous applications, this is the perfect time to start thinking about herbicides for next year.

“Talk to your retailer and see if there are any ideas or changes as we head into the winter,” said Jason McArdle, plant manager for the Brandt Consolidated Lexington location.

McArdle believes communication will be key as we head into 2018. He encourages farmers to talk with their neighbors to see what types of crops will be planted nearby so there won’t be any surprises down the road when it comes time to spray fields. There have been some minor changes made to the dicamba label.

“One of the major changes was that it became a restricted use product. Any applicator would need to have a license to apply it,” McArdle noted.

Many farmers will be spending the winter educating themselves on the best practices to use. McArdle says if we don’t have the proper tools, weed control will be a problem.

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