How Nutrition Complements a Herbicide Application

Crop Stressed? How to Beat the Heat!


A good part of Western Canada has experienced a heat wave and we are challenged with how to beat the heat and keep the crop healthy. 


When a plant is exposed to heat, it will do what it can to reserve as much moisture as possible by closing its stomata which reduces water loss but also limits the rate of photosynthesis and respiration. This not only stalls the plant’s growth and development, but can result in the plant heating up so much that irreparable damage is caused to the leaves.


When a crop is recovering from a stressed state, adding other stresses such as a nutrient imbalance or herbicide application can really set the crop back and negatively impact yield production.


The good news is, it’s early enough for the crop to overcome the negative effects of the stress period – that is, if it is equipped with the tools it needs to do so. 


Adequate nutrition paired with biostimulants will help the crop ramp up photosynthesis, drive rooting, and minimize the effects of abiotic stresses and herbicide hangover so it can claw back some of the genetic potential that was taken during the stress period.


Set up your crop for success this upcoming herbicide application by adding ReLeaf to your herbicide. 

Watch the video above (3 minutes) to learn:

  • Key stresses your crop faces
  • What happens to the plant when a herbicide is applied
  • How plant nutrition and biostimulants can work in tandem with your herbicide application
  • Nutritional options this season to avoid herbicide hangover

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