It can be tough to draw a bead on weeds. A.J. Woehl of San Angelo, Texas, has seen glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth spreading in recent years. It’s now in every field he farms in the Concho Valley.
“I saw quite a bit last year, but it ran rampant this year,” Woehl says.
In addition to Palmer amaranth, Woehl battled a surprising challenge from devil’s claw, a pesky broadleaf weed that his usual herbicides couldn’t handle.
Where Woehl planted PhytoGen® cottonseed with the Enlist™ trait, he was able to use Enlist One™ herbicide and take care of both the devil’s claw and the Palmer amaranth.
“The Enlist One worked very well,” Woehl says. “I haven’t seen any misses.”
Cottonseed shows strong vigor
Woehl chose PhytoGen W3FE varieties based on the performance of the cottonseed.
“PhytoGen is always pretty good,” he says. “I like the vigor. It just blows out of the ground. You can almost watch it come up. That gives us a good stand. It’s also pretty drought-tolerant. It’s all-around good cotton.”
The W3FE varieties gave him another tool to control glyphosate-resistant weeds and volunteer cotton that didn’t contain the Enlist trait. It fit well in his herbicide program this year.
Woehl started with residual “yellow” herbicides preemergence. He followed with Enlist One tank-mixed with Roundup PowerMax®, which provided two additional modes of action.
Staying on target
“The conditions when I sprayed were excellent,” Woehl says. Wind speeds were 5 to 8 miles per hour. “There’s a lot of dicamba-tolerant cotton around, and I didn’t touch any of it. I didn’t have any problem keeping Enlist One on target,” he says.
Woehl talked to his neighbors to let them know he would be applying Enlist One herbicide. He followed the label and neither saw nor heard from his neighbors about any off-target movement.
“I’m not afraid to spray Enlist One herbicide,” he said.
Keeping weeds under wraps
His weed control was excellent, both on Palmer amaranth — which he expected — and on strong devil’s claw pressure — which was unexpected. With the ability to use Enlist™ herbicides, Woehl got the extra weed control he needs for his cotton fields.
“Enlist was the only thing that was pretty much faultless this year,” Woehl says. “No weeds got by it.”
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