What is the contest?
The cleanest chemfallow wins 100 gallons of Power Max.
Anyone who uses RT3 or Powermax, purchased through Custom Crop Care.
Minimum of 640 acres treated or 100% of fallow acres.
How does it work?
2018 FALLOW RATE RECOMMENDATIONS
Some farmers have glyphosate resistant kochia and Russian Thistle in central Montana farmers need to make sure that all weeds are dead after every application. To accomplish this, use recommended labeled rates, tank mixes to change up and add different modes of action, and use quality additives. Scout fields early and often, Kochia has a short germination period in early spring, small weeds are easier to control, shortening your spray interval to 25-35 days between applications, and scout fields 2-3 weeks after each application to evaluate control.
1. Pre-Plant and First Pass Fallow (April-May time frame)
Pre-plant, 16-24 oz RT3+.25% v/v non-ionic surfactant (NIS) +AMS or quality replacement pre-plant.
First pass on fallow,
If you suspect you have glyphosate resistant kochia or Russian Thistle problems we recommend that you tank mix 2 oz. of Valor, 4 oz of Metribuzin plus 32 oz. per acre of RT3 or Roundup Powermax. See labels for timing and recommendations.
For fields that have not had problem weeds in the past:
16 – 24 oz/A RT3+8 oz/A 2,4-D LV6+.25% v/v NIS+AMS or quality replacement or 3-4 oz. per acre Dicamba. Treat fields when weeds are actively growing and avoid treatments during extended cold or snow events.
2. Second and Third Pass Fallow (June early July time frame)
Weeds: volunteer cereals, large wild oats, kochia, Russian thistle, wild buckwheat, prickly lettuce and western salsify.
32-44 oz/A RT3+2,4-D LV6 or 8-16 oz 2,4-D amine+AMS or premix in June of a product containing 2,4-D and Dicamba. If weeds are more than 6 inches in height use the high rate.
3. Third and Fourth Pass Fallow and Post Harvest (July-August time frame)
For Resistant kochia, large wild oats, very little russian thistle:
32 - 64 oz/A RT3+ 2,4-D amine+ M.S.U. recommended rate of Dicamba +.25% v/v NIS+AMS or a burn down product
Weeds: volunteer wheat, small kochia, Russian thistle and pigweeds:
32-44 oz/A RT3+2,4-D amine +.25% v/v NIS+AMS
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup® Technology includes Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide technologies. RT 3™ and RT 3 Powered by Roundup Technology™ ©2008 Monsanto company.
3. We will inspect chemfallow every 4 weeks and take pictures
4. The cleanest field will be determined by Monsanto rep Kerry Yates and Bill McKinley. Winner will be announced August 24th.
If you have any questions or want to phone in your entry, please give us a call at Custom Crop Care 278-3541. Good luck!