VIEW TOP VILLAINS IN YOUR AREA AND HOW TO COMBAT THEM

When pressure rises how will you take action? Trust Cargill’s experts to help you identify weed pressures and recommend a mix of tools, techniques and treatments to cut through the chaos and get you back on track. Use the tool below to select your worst weed villain. Then review our suggestions to try in your field. Reach out to your Cargill rep for more info.

Dandelion

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SUPERPOWER

A big, strong taproot! Combined with its perennial nature, the taproot makes dandelion a super villain.

DESCRIPTION

A perennial weed with a large tap root, dandelions are sometimes present in early spring in time for pre-seed burnoff. The deep-lobed rosette stage is the most practical stage for control. If it gets past that stage, its familiar yellow flowers are easily recognizable. Dandelion is typically a bigger issue for those in dark brown to black soil zones.

HOW TO DEFEAT THIS VILLAIN

Crop Choice

Canola – Roundup Ready® canola can help clean up a dandelion issue. Use Roundup Transorb® at 0.5 L to get season-long control.

Cereals – You have two possible approaches: 1. Balance the cost/recropping restrictions of a product like Prestige™; 2. Take a multi-year approach if budget, crop rotation and urgency are issues.

Peas & Lentils - In-crop options barely brown dandelion.

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HERBICIDE

  • Canola: Use a tankmix partner with Roundup Transorb (0.5 L) at pre-seed burn 
  • Cereals: Cirpreme™ XC.
  • Pulses: Heat® before pulses.
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SECRET WEAPON

As with Canada thistle, use your best one-two punch to tackle dandelion. You can throw high rates of herbicide at it in the spring, but you’ll often need to hit them pre-harvest to really take them out.

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CONTROL TIMING

As much as we talk about burning back dandelion with a pre-seed herbicide application, the best time to get dandelions in-crop is pre-harvest. That’s because it’s the best time for the plant to move glyphosate down to the roots as it prepares to overwinter.

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Always read and follow label directions.

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