What does postemergence mean?

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Adjective
  1. (herbicide) After the emergence of the plants being targeted.
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Anthem will provide grower application flexibility by allowing use on both corn and soybeans from early preplant through early postemergence.
The sand flies used in the assays were approximately 15 to 17 days postemergence and had been water and sugar starved for 12 hours prior to use.
These corn postemergence herbicides provide growers with improved crop safety.
Do not count on postemergence herbicides to control weeds that have already emerged at planting.

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