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Zero Escapes And Zero Crop Injury

J.P. Kelley & Fred Helms
Cotton farmers
Rehobeth, Alabama

J.P. Kelley and his business partner Fred Helms grow cotton and peanuts at H&K Farms south of Dothan, Alabama. Kelley says they battle tremendous glyphosate-resistant pigweed pressure. Here he recounts his weed control experience with PhytoGen® brand PHY 490 W3FE. Kelley’s herbicide program included Enlist Duo® herbicide and Enlist One™ herbicide that he applied on a trial basis.

“Last year, we planted PhytoGen brand PHY 444 WRF and PHY 490 W3FE. We also had a field planted to PHY 490 W3FE where we were able to apply Enlist One herbicide on a trial basis. We have substantial glyphosate-resistant pigweed pressure on our farm, and some areas are worse than others. The PhytoGen W3FE varieties and the Enlist weed control system appear to be a great fit for us.

“In the PHY 490 W3FE test field, we applied a pint of diuron prior to planting. At the 4th true leaf stage of cotton when the pigweeds were coming up, we applied Enlist Duo, which combines a new 2,4-D and glyphosate. A couple days later, we sprayed Dual Magnum for residual control. We came back 14 days after spraying Enlist Duo and applied Enlist One — the straight-goods 2,4-D choline — with a quart of Liberty herbicide. That tankmix smoked all the weeds. We had zero escapes and zero crop injury. The cotton was completely tolerant to that tankmix.

“Enlist One has a big effect on our bottom line because we don’t lose yield to pigweeds. And with no weed escapes, we avoid problems with boll rot and extraneous material or green stain in the sample that can cause quality issues. Everyone knows nothing is perfect when it comes to farming. But with the Enlist weed control system, we now have effective tools to use in the early growth stages of cotton to take out profit-robbing weeds without damaging our crop.”

Zero Escapes And Zero Crop Injury

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