Timely Applilcation of LibertyLink Herbicides Increases Efficacy
Today we are visiting with Malone Rosemond, Tech Representative for the Mid Atlantic Region for Bayer CropScience.
Why is proper application of Liberty herbicide important?
“In order to optimize the performance of Liberty herbicide, its important to be very timely with the application, anywhere from 4” weeds to less than 2” weeds, coverage is very important, fifteen or more gallons per acre, using a flat fin nozzle about two hours after sunrise.”
It is one thing we have learned that time of day makes as much difference as anything.
“It is important. In some of the work that Dr. York has done, it indicated that the best time to apply Liberty is two hours after sunrise or an hour before sunset.”
How does it differ from other commonly used herbicides?
“Being a post-application product, it is a contact herbicide so coverage is very important and the size of the weeds are very important.”
What are the key things to remember about the application of Liberty?
“Its very important to start clean, use a pre-emergent herbicide and follow that up with a post-emergent application of Liberty when weeds are 2-3” tall, with 15 gallons per acre using a flat fin nozzle.”