Ben Hill County Ag

Does 2,4-DB Reduce Sicklepod Seed Production?

By Eric Prostko Had a peanut grower ask me if 2,4-DB applied to large sicklepod plants would have any effect on seed production.  A quick review of the literature would suggest that 2,4-DB applications made at the initial flower to peak flower stages of growth will cause significant reductions in…
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Zidua in Peanuts

Zidua in Peanuts (Prostko) It appears as though the following statement on the supplemental Zidua peanut label has many people confused: “Apply Zidua as a broadcast spray to peanut from “at-cracking” stage to first true leaf stage through beginning of pod development.”   A few points to consider: a) For…
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Tank Mixing Questions and Answers

Tank-Mixing by Dr. Prostko Tank-mixing pesticides can be rather complicated especially when numerous products will be mixed.  Here are a few questions and answers based upon some recent inquiries that I have received: 1) Can I tank-mix Prowl EC and Prowl H20? I have never have done this in my…
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What is Acuron and Shieldex herbicides?

Written By: Eric Prostko   What is ACURON herbicide? Acuron, from Syngenta, is a mixture of s-metolachlor + atrazine + mesotrione + bycyclopyrone registered for use in field corn, seed corn, silage corn, sweet corn, and yellow popcorn.  Acuron can be applied preemergence or postemergence depending upon the type of corn.  I have…
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