We are rapidly approaching the end of the traditional time for weed control in 2010. When should you begin thinking about controlling weeds for next year?

Depending on the weed problem, some burndown applications for 2011 will be made this fall, but that is a discussion for another day. Spring burndown has been moving up into early February and even January over the last few years.

But, depending on the weather, most growers will not be concerned about summer annual weeds like Palmer amaranth or barnyardgrass until next April or May. Weed scientists in the Mid-South will tell you that you need to consider weed control for 2011 right now.

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