Fall conditions set you up for success
Because of the uncertainties of spring, the more suitable conditions of a fall-timed application of Esplanade based programs have shown to have better herbicide activation and effectiveness.
Moisture throughout the winter months activate herbicides before weeds germinate and emerge in the winter and the following spring.
- Cooler soil temperatures reduce the rate of microbial degradation of some herbicides.
Comparing bareground efficacy of fall versus spring application timings over 15+ treatments. Fall timing was consistently more effective across all the treatments. Sebastian DJ, Clark SL, Nissen SJ, Lauer DK (2019) Total vegetation control: a comprehensive summary of herbicides, application timings, and resistance management options. Weed Technol. doi: 10.1017/wet.2019.94
“By employing a Bayer fall bareground weed control program you’ll proactively take the stress out of worrying about unpredictable spring weather conditions.”
– Kent Pittard, Bayer Area Sales Manager