Have a plan for weeds

8 Golden Rules of dryland cotton


Have a plan for weeds

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Dryland cotton supports the application of Roundup Ready® Herbicide with PLANTSHIELD® by Monsanto to be used to clean up fields with weed issues, especially grass weeds.

Know your summer weed spectrum.

  • Start the season with a clean fallow.
  • Consider any herbicide plant back restrictions.
  • Do not rely solely on the Roundup Ready® system for weed control. It is important that weeds are managed with an integrated weed management (IWM) plan to reduce weed seed set and future weed pressures. The Roundup Ready Weed Resistance Management Planand Roundup Ready Weed Management Guide by Monsanto will provide further information.
  • Act on early season weeds when they are small.
  • Ensure cotton is fully destroyed post harvest before it becomes a woody weed. Additional information  is available from Monsanto on Volunteer and Ratoon cotton management.

For further information visit the ‘Big 6’ of the WeedSmart plan for practical on-farm strategies. WeedSmart is an industry-led initiative to enhance on-farm practices and promote long term sustainability of herbicide use.