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Thinking Ahead: Best Practices for Your Fall Herbicide Program

June 1, 2023
Your partners at Envu are here to lend a hand with a rundown of the best practices for fall herbicide application to help you ensure effectiveness and long-term control of invasive grasses, weeds and brush.

When it comes to an effective vegetation management program, it is important to think ahead and consider a fall herbicide application program. In the spring, land managers face weed control problems because of unpredictable weather conditions. A fall preemergence program helps interrupt the germination cycle and can lead to better results than only applying herbicides in the spring.

Your partners at Envu are here to lend a hand with a rundown of the best practices for fall herbicide application to help you ensure effectiveness and long-term control of invasive grasses, weeds and brush.

Best Practices for Fall Applications 

Start planning early. A fall application extends the season, allowing land managers to spread out the application period and better utilize crews and equipment. And by applying in the fall, they can fully utilize the soil residual benefits and flexibility of an Envu bareground program.

Conduct a site assessment before applying the herbicide. Fall applications usually focus on bareground areas. Before the application, it’s important to inspect these areas to determine the types of grasses or weeds present. This can help reduce the time crews are working in potentially dangerous areas.

Use Esplanade® 200 SC herbicide as the foundation of your fall program. Esplanade 200 SC herbicide is a preemergence herbicide that provides broad-spectrum control of over 75 species of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. It delivers control for up to eight months, reducing the number of applications needed in a season. This provides applicators the flexibility they need — saving time and money.

Prepare to control weeds that have already emerged. Esplanade 200 SC herbicide generally does not control weeds that have emerged. Mix a postemergence herbicide such as Method® 240SL herbicide or Roundup PRO® Concentrate with Esplanade 200 SC herbicide to control existing weeds.

Communicate with your Envu representative. Before the season gets into full swing, it’s important to know what you will be up against. Your team at Envu is always watching for threats to help protect your business. For example, the team is closely tracking the spread of cheatgrass and ventenata throughout the country and providing treatment recommendations.     

While chemical treatments may seem expensive, they really pay off in the long run. By investing in fall applications, you can save time and money by not needing as many mechanical treatments in the following months. You’ll be protecting your crews, reducing the number of callbacks and strengthening your bottom line. Best of all, this level of control can help you build trust and loyalty with your customers that money alone could never buy.

For more information on building a strong integrated vegetation management plan with fall applications, contact your herbicide rep and view our product portfolio.

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