Mole Valley Farmers
Farminguk
30 August 2016 | Online since 2003
Scrutton Bland


2 May 2014 04:24:09 |

Last chance saloon for broad-leaved weed control in spring cereals


Grab the last opportunity to get on top of broad leaved weeds in spring cereals, says Stuart Jackson, herbicide specialist at Dow AgroSciences, as spring-drilled crops across the UK grow away in the mild conditions.

Late lifting of sugar beet and potatoes plus the stop-start drilling of winter wheat last autumn has led to a reasonably large area of spring drilled cereals, including spring barley and oats.

Many broad-leaved weeds are able to germinate and grow rapidly in spring, therefore weed control needs to be completed as soon as possible in these crops, ideally before T1 timing. Reducing weed competition with the crop for water and nutrients is key, along with preventing large returns to the seed bank which will store-up problems for future crops.

“Focus on achieving robust control of the most competitive weeds: cleavers, chickweed, mayweed, poppy and brassicas, but don’t ignore other targets such as polygonums, hempnettle, deadnettle, speedwell and pansy,” says Mr Jackson.

“We advise using Spitfire (fluroxypyr + florasulam) or Galaxy or Dakota (fluroxypyr + florasulam + clopyralid) for effective control of a range of broad-leaved weeds, including those with confirmed resistance, such as chickweed, mayweed and poppy.

“The non-ALS elements, fluroxypyr (in Spitfire, Galaxy and Dakota) and clopyralid (in Galaxy and Dakota) provide control of resistant chickweed and mayweeds respectively, plus the clopyralid improves the activity on polygonums and thistles. The florasulam will provide control of resistant poppy.

“Mixing with CMPP, HBN or dicamba + mecoprop-P is recommended to increase control to the full broad-leaved weed spectrum.”

Download

0 Comment

loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Please enter your email

Please enter valid email


Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment has been submitted successfully. Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


Thailand | 30 August 2016
"Overworked" Agriculture minister wants a deputy

Thailand's Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya has confirmed he wants a deputy minister appointed to share the "growing workload" at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Gen Chatchai s...


USA | 30 August 2016
Washington state begins killing wolf pack for preying on livestock

Wildlife agents authorized to eradicate a group of 11 wolves for repeated attacks on cattle in Washington state have hunted down and killed six animals from the condemned pack and are searching for th...


Ireland | 30 August 2016
Farm bodies clash on EU dairy package

The IFA and ICMSA have clashed on how a new €22m support package for the dairy sector should be spent. While IFA has suggested that the aid package be used to guarantee low interest farmer loans, I...


Australia | 30 August 2016
Beef soon to become a 'luxury item' as prices skyrocket

For many Aussies, splurging on a ribeye may be a thing of the past, as a global beef shortage has sent shockwaves through meat markets, sending menu prices soaring and diners out the door. Since th...


USA | 30 August 2016
In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed


Top stories you may have missed
FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A new survey has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers belie...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The British public are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping or strengthening...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The sustained recovery of pig prices since the spring has come at a time wh...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel has declared the Russian import ban ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A new study has linked oilseed rape crops grown from neonicotinoid-treated ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Philip Hammond is to guarantee billions of pounds of UK government investme...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Access to the foreign labour market is 'critical', according the chief exec...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The Tenant Farmers Association has said the National Trust's vision for a p...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Ulster farmers will 'not lie down and wave the white flag' when Brexit nego...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The cost of rural crime to the UK economy costs £42.5 million a year, accor...


closeicon
Username
Password