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Agriculture Products

Non-selective herbicide for use in agriculture situations

Complete glyphosate formulations

  • Reliable & effective weed control
  • Consistent quality
  • Dedicated technical support
  • Continued innovation

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Amenity Products

Non-selective herbicide for use in amenity situations

Advanced formulations incorporating stewardship

  • Reliable & effective weed control
  • Consistent quality
  • Dedicated technical support
  • Continued innovation

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The only specialist take-all seed treatment

Maximises yield and quality wherever take-all is a problem

  • Increases yield and quality of winter cereals
  • Provides earlier drilling flexibility
  • Improves nutrient and water uptake
  • Reduces take-all

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Seasonal Information

 

TOPICAL TECHNICAL NOTE WINTER 2016

Many will have cleaned and checked their sprayers and put them away for the winter, but there are some applications of Roundup which can still go ahead in the depths of winter.

 

HOW ROUNDUP WORKS IN WINTER:

The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which works by leaf uptake followed by movement in the sap to the growing points in both shoots and roots. It blocks the biochemical pathway producing amino acids - the building blocks for protein and causes a slow death by starvation. For this process to work there is a requirement for sufficient healthy leaf tissue to intercept the spray and 1-4 hours rain-free after application to allow uptake. This means that perennial plants which go dormant and lose their leaves e.g. Thistles and Nettles cannot be controlled with Roundup over winter. Seeds of some species like Annual meadow-grass and Chickweed will still germinate and along with other established weeds continue to grow during warmer spells throughout winter. 

                         

 2 weeks after spraying in February              

4 weeks after spraying 

 

Low soil temperatures and a high diurnal air temperature range lead to slow plant growth and visible symptoms can take up to 4 weeks rather than the usual 10-14 days of summer, however the end result will be the same. Spraying can even take place in the morning after an overnight frost as long as it will lift during the day.

In non-cropped areas and paths where weeds are a problem these weeds can still be sprayed as long as the label instructions and the following conditions can be met: Rain not expected for 4 hours; sufficient healthy leaf tissue; frost expected to lift during the day.

STUMP TREATMENT:

Winter is the optimum time for clearing unwanted trees and the prevention of re-growth will save a large amount of labour in future years. This can be achieved either by plugging with Ecoplug Max or applying a solution of Roundup ProActive or Roundup ProVantage to freshly cut stumps with a paint brush. The Ecoplug method can be used in any weather posing minimum risk to the operator or environment and is becoming increasingly popular

 

Product guides for Roundup ProVantage, Roundup ProActive and Ecoplug Max can be found on the website. To maximise results in all conditions follow the guidance for optimum weed control using Roundup products, available on request

 

For further information, contact the Monsanto Technical Hotline on (01954) 717575Visit our website see details at www.monsanto-ag.co.uk    Or e-mail technical.helpline.uk@monsanto.com  Roundup contains glyphosate.    Roundup™is a registeredtrademark of Monsanto Technology LLCUSE HERBICIDES SAFELY. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USE
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