Weather conditions prevented planting. Now what?

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The spring of 2019 posed serious challenges to cropland acres and set back pasture productivity. But those conditions provide an excellent environment for volunteer trees and other brush.

Wet conditions have been ideal for brush. Now what?

The same conditions that put farming and grazing operations in a tough position this spring, have provided nearly ideal conditions for broadleaf weeds, volunteer trees and other woody plants in fence lines, field and pasture perimeters, grass ways and buffer strips all summer.

Wet conditions are perfect for woody plants and brush, allowing significant encroachment along field margins and pasture perimeters and Prevented Planting acres. Left unchecked, these weed and brush advancements pose a challenge for years to come — and it’s a challenge that only grows worse, and more expensive, over time. Managing those unwanted plants never will cost less than it does today.


PastureGard® HL herbicide

PastureGard® HL herbicide can be an essential tool to combat the expanding threat that hardwood brush and broadleaf weeds present. It is a wise decision to proactively treat these acres instead of letting the field grow wild with weeds like kochia, pigweed, marestail and more.

PastureGard HL herbicide is a non-restricted use pesticide with a short residual that allows rotation to all crops at 120 days post-application, so you can make sure to start fresh next year. The fact sheets below provide more information about PastureGard HL as a tool for managing brush and weed problems around fields where a long residual chemistry might not be desirable.

And then, be sure to listen to what one of our Range & Pasture specialists has to say about how you can make real headway against these emerging threats before they get out of hand.


PastureGard® HL Fact Sheet ⟶

PastureGard® HL Product Page ⟶

Pasture Management Recommendations ⟶


With added moisture comes encroaching brush, like volunteer trees.

Radio Interview with Abe Smith, Territory Manager

With added moisture comes encroaching brush, like volunteer trees.
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