Capreno Corn Herbicide - 2012 Man vs. Weed Advertorial Series Indiana

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Indiana farmer finds singular success for weed control in corn
One pass.                                  In past years, DeYoung sprayed                                                     DeYoung said that Capreno also helps
                                           everything right behind the planter with a                                         him manage planting and spray
Like many farmers, Doug DeYoung has
                                           reduced rate of atrazine or Harness®                                               schedule demands.
heard those magic words before, but until
last year, he didn’t really believe        Extra, followed by a summertime post                                               One fewer trip across the field is a big
in them.                                   application of Roundup®. That program                                              advantage, he explained, especially in
                                           left DeYoung with weed escapes,                                                    continuous corn. “It made the planting
“I’m always skeptical. I’ve had products   especially with giant ragweed and                                                  season a little less hectic. You could
in the past that said one-pass,” DeYoung burcucumber. Using Capreno was a
                                                                                                                              basically get your corn planted first and
said, adding that they didn’t deliver on   different story, however.                                                          come back and spray it. When I’m
all promises.
                                           “Capreno did the job. It took care of                                              planting corn, I need another man to run
So, when he heard of Capreno®              the weeds that you would think it should,                                          a sprayer during planting season, but if
herbicide, he wanted to try it out on more plus these problem weeds,” he said.                                                I’m done planting corn, I can jump on the
than a patch.                              “I had the least burcucumber at harvest                                            sprayer, and save on labor too.”
                                           than I’ve had in last 10 years. This year                                          To learn more about Capreno herbicide,
                                           I had total weed control, and that is                                              contact your local Bayer CropScience
                                           very valuable.”                                                                    representative or visit
                                                              So valuable, that DeYoung said he plans
                                                              to use Capreno on all his acres in 2012.
                                                              “Our goal is to spray it once and be
                                                              happy,” DeYoung said. “Where I used                          Recognizing Agriculture’s Lasting Heritage
                                                              Roundup only, I had to spray twice                              Capreno herbicide, the longest-lasting
                                                              because I didn’t have any residual.”                            herbicide of its kind, has partnered with
   Doug DeYoung, Morocco, Ind.                                                                                                the American Farm Bureau Foundation
                                                              For optimum control of burcucumber,
                                                                                                                              for Agriculture to further recognize Century
“I tried it on two-thirds of my acres to be                   Capreno should be tankmixed with                                Farmers and the lasting heritage of American
sure it was truly a one-pass product,” he                     atrazine or glyphosate.                                         agriculture. The program, available at
explained. “Now after I’ve used it, I’ve  According to Bayer CropScience prod-                                      ,
changed my mind. I believe it. You never  uct manager Jeff Springsteen, Capreno                                               celebrates the contribution of century farms
know until you try it on your own farm.”  postemergence corn herbicide delivers                                               to the lasting heritage of our nation. The
DeYoung farms 1,500 acres of continu-     season-long control of more than 65                                                 site includes profiles of farm families that
ous corn in northwest Indiana. He made grass and broadleaf weeds, including                                                   have worked the land and kept farms in
                                                                                                                              their families for more than 100 years.
the decision to go all corn-on-corn about glyphosate-resistant weeds.
seven years ago, he said. “I was getting “Capreno provides the longest-lasting                                                “On behalf of Capreno and Bayer
stronger yields in my corn over my                                                                                            CropScience, we’re excited to partner
                                          residual of any post-applied corn                                                   with the American Farm Bureau Foundation
soybean yields. Basically, [corn] was     herbicide,” said Springsteen. “Capreno
more profitable.”                                                                                                              for Agriculture to make this program
                                          allows maximum flexibility on corn                                                   possible,” said Jeff Springsteen, Capreno
However, he cannot remain profitable                           acres, with a wide application window                           herbicide marketing manager. “Bayer Crop-
if he can’t control weeds, so weed                            from pre-emergence to V6. It can be                             Science constantly strives to deliver innova-
management is a major component                               applied effectively alone or in tankmix                         tions, whether it’s developing a top-performing
of his overall strategy.                                      with glyphosate, Liberty® herbicide or                          crop input or supporting a useful, educational
                                                              atrazine. And that makes it a valuable                          website. This online resource is a great
KNOW YOUR WEEDS                                               resistance management option.”                                  opportunity to honor the lasting heritage of
                                                                                                                              agriculture and the future of farmers.”
When it comes to herbicide choice,                            DeYoung chose a tankmix of Capreno
DeYoung asks himself one thing first                           and generic glyphosate for an addi-
and foremost: Does it work on the                             tional mode of action.
right weeds?
                                           “There’s definitely concern out there,”
“That’s the No. 1 quality. Does it get the DeYoung said of resistance. “By using
weeds that I might have a problem with?” Capreno instead of just Roundup,
With Capreno, he said the answer is a      it’s going to help prevent resistance.
resounding “yes,” even on his toughest                        You need to switch your chemicals to pre-
weeds – giant ragweed and burcucumber.                        vent glyphosate resistance, and we don’t
                                                              want to lose glyphosate.”

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Description: Capreno Corn Herbicide has been beneficial for growers to maintain and control tough weeds. Doug DeYoung a farmer in Morocco, Indiana, uses Capreno's one-pass solution to tackle giant ragweed and burcucumber. Capreno Corn Herbicide provides lasting residual of any post-applied corn herbicide.