Benefits and Limitations of Late Burndown Herbicide

April 14, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing the benefits and limitations of late burndown herbicide applications.

Ideally, burndown herbicide applications should be made 4 to 6 weeks prior to planting. However, burndown applications may be delayed due to wet soils or poor environmental conditions. A late burndown application could occur a couple of weeks before or just a few days or hours in front of planting and crop emergence. A late burndown herbicide application is still important even if the typical application window is missed and planting is delayed due to weather conditions.

  • Why should I make a late burndown application?
  • Why not wait and spray after planting?
  • How do I control resistant weeds?

Find out answers to these questions and more in this issue of SeedScoop.


Benefits and Limitations of Late Burndown Herbicide