Controlling summer weeds:
Conserves soil moisture and nutrients for crop use
Reduces the need for high rates of herbicide knockdown before seeding
Can provide better control for large taproot species in knife point cultivation sowing systems
Reduces risks of seeding delays
Reduces risks of seeder blockage by summer weed biomass
Reduces some weed allelopathic effects (such as toxin secretion)
Can boost emergence for some crops.