Protect your sunflower and canola crops in-season to maximize your profitability at harvest time.
In-season Field Checklist
Base herbicide decisions on the specific weeds present in fields at time of spraying.
Use of herbicide-tolerant sunflower and canola hybrids in addition to soil-applied and preseason herbicides will result in optimal weed control and help reduce resistant-weed development risk.
Scout after herbicide spraying to confirm control of target weeds.
Use integrated pest management strategies for optimal insect control. Correct pest identification is key. Scout fields weekly for pests in-season. Scout fields more often (twice per week) as key pests come into critical windows based on an insect scouting calendar.
Follow correct scouting protocols and base insecticide application decisions on economic thresholds.
• Scout before bloom for rust to manage it in-season.
• Apply fungicide at the R-5 stage on crops infected with one percent or more sunflower rust on upper four leaves.
• In all regions, seed-boring insects can be controlled with insecticides during the bloom stage.
• Scout early to monitor for flea beetle damage to seedlings.
• Canola is impacted by above and below ground insects so be sure to check the roots for damage.
• Scout at the early bloom stage to monitor for sclerotinia and consider fungicide application if needed.