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Get Better Coverage with Burndown and Residual Applications

Start clean and stay clean this spring with the right herbicides for both contact and residual  control and with Coastal’s Spectrum to ensure good coverage, penetration and retention, even in less than ideal conditions. To reduce drift and get more of the active ingredient to the target, also use Coastal’s Drift-X in the tank-mix.

Why is Spectrum essential for your herbicide application and how does it work?

It contains:

Highly refined methylated seed oils that provide superior coverage, penetration and retention properties
A two phase organo-silicone surfactant system that optimizes spreading and [...]

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    Is Your Crop Getting the Most from the Nutrients in Your Soil?

Is Your Crop Getting the Most from the Nutrients in Your Soil?

Unlock the nutrient potential of your crop for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor.  Virtually any crop needs one of Coastal’s Advance products at planting to maximize yields, whether a starter program is used or not. The common ingredient in our Advance products is a blend of three natural carboxylic acids that solubilize nutrients to make them more available to the crop and improve absorption and uptake.

Post Harvest Burndown

Weeds don’t take time off…Neither can you!

The battle of weed control is a numbers game.  Reduce the weeds and eliminate the seed to win the war.  This has to be a year-round battle because weeds do not take time off.

Click HERE to see before and after burndown photos.

A Post Harvest Burndown is effective behind any crop harvested prior to heavy frost. It:

Reduces seed bank in the following crop
Reduces weed population in the next crop
Helps fight resistance
Makes weed management easier and less costly

Keys to Successful Post Harvest [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Tobacco|

Reduce Spray Drift

Important considerations for reducing spray drift include proper nozzle selection; spray technique including spray pressure, angle and application speed; evaluation of environmental conditions such as wind direction and temperature inversions; buffer zones and susceptible crops. To maximize drift reduction potential, add Drift-X DRT to your drift reduction plan.

Drift-X DRT (Drift Reduction Technology) is a consistently high-performing deposition and drift management agent that delivers 20% more product to the target and provides uniform coverage on the targeted surface. Drift-X DRT reduces the number of spray droplet fines (less than 100 microns), [...]

Unlock Nutrient Potential for Your Crops

Maximize yield potential by giving your crop the advantage for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor. Whether a starter program is used or not, most any crop needs one of Coastal’s Advance products at planting. The common ingredient in our Advance products, a blend of three natural carboxylic acids, solubilizes nutrients for better availability, absorption and uptake.

Clean Up Weeds This Fall for a Head Start in Spring

Resistant weeds are an ongoing threat to crop yields, and likely will be an even bigger problem in 2016 due to the cutback in crop protection inputs in the past year. Weed competition affects yield potential; that’s why it’s important to stay ahead of weeds by keeping fields clean. To give crops the early advantage in the spring, clean-up is needed this fall. Fall herbicide applications are a relatively new but growing practice because of successful results achieved in using residual herbicides to combat resistant weeds.

A fall burndown with [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Tobacco, Uncategorized|

Reduce Drift with Drift-X DRT

With the recent adverse weather conditions affecting a shortened planting season, our customers are seeing the benefits of Coastal’s new drift reduction technology product Drift-X DRT (formerly Direct DRT). Drift-X DRT improves the on-target deposition and coverage of your spray application and reduces off-target movement. It performs well for any crop or burndown situation especially around sensitive areas.

Drift-X DRT works by reducing the number of spray droplet fines less than 100 microns, increasing the VMD (Volume Median Diameter) of spray droplets and generating a more uniform droplet size spectrum. Drift-X DRT [...]

Fusarium Head Blight in Winter Wheat

Over the last 10 years or so, there has been an increase in Fusarium Head Blight (FHB or head scab) in wheat planted in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The reasons may vary, but the chance of FHB in wheat increases if you plant wheat behind corn.  But like any disease, it takes a host, a pathogen and favorable conditions for disease to develop.  High humidity, rainfall at or near heading and warm temperatures are key factors.  The most favorable conditions for infection are prolonged periods (48 to [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|Corn, Home, Wheat|

Spring Burndown

Is your land ready for spring planting season?

Most no-till fields are now covered with henbit, chickweed, ryegrass, marestail, and other winter annuals and perennials. If you made an application of Leadoff® in December or January, you are probably in pretty good shape right now. If not, it’s time to start cleaning up your winter weeds.

It is important to get these weeds cleaned up now for several reasons. First, winter weeds have taken up valuable nutrients through the winter months that can’t be returned to the soil until they [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|Corn, Cotton, Home, Peanuts, Soybeans, Tobacco|

Corn Fertility and Starter Fertilizers

As we prepare for the 2015 corn crop, we’ve been busy making decisions on acres to be planted, maturities, hybrids and planting populations. One of the most impactful things we can do to increase yields is develop a fertility strategy.

To begin developing a fertility strategy, start with an analysis of your soil data derived from taking soil samples. The information we need to pay attention to is nutritional indexes, pH and CEC. From that information, we can determine how much of each nutrient we need to provide to our [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Corn, Home|