Straight-cutting your shatter-resistant canola variety this season? Timing is of the essence, and you need your field to be ready for harvest.
That’s why you may want to consider using a true desiccant for more precise control over your harvest timing.
However, if controlling perennial weeds is a big concern — or you have a highly variable field — you may want to consider glyphosate or glyphosate plus a harvest aid.
On the other hand, if you got a good plant stand that provided uniform maturity — along with low weed populations, minimal disease or insect damage — then a true desiccant will provide fast dry down to ensure you get that crop harvested as quickly as possible.
Once you’ve chosen between a true desiccant and glyphosate, make sure you’re keeping up good spray practices. Coverage and maximum crop canopy penetration are key.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Maintain a slow, steady speed.
- Don’t spray in direct sunlight and heat.
- Optimize your spray nozzle pattern and height for good coverage.
- Remember that high water volumes provide the best coverage.
If you have any questions or concerns about drying down your straight-cut canola crop, get in touch with your local service rep before you spray.
Chadrick Carley is an agronomic services manager with Syngenta Canada.