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Weed Management

Your Weed Management Program
Peanuts are most effected by direct competition from weeds in the early season. The first 40 days is when the weed control battle is won or lost. In the late-season, weeds can cause problems with digging, and the result is harvest losses.

To improve your weed management program:
• work to obtain a quick emerging, uniform crop
• select herbicides based on weeds present
• control weeds when they are small, preferably when they are less than 2 inches tall
• conduct maintenance check and calibrate sprayer
• make application under good conditions
• rotate crops to change weed control ability
• limit early-season cultivation, which leads to another flush of weeds

Using Herbicides
The most critical time for herbicide applications is at-cracking and very early post-emergence. Controlling that first flush of weeds is most important and will reduce the amount of reemerging weeds the rest of the season. Being timely with herbicide applications is the key to successful control of weeds.

Timeliness, attention to various cultural practices and the proper use of herbicides is critical for an effective weed management program.