The timing of glyphosate application to Black-grass was studied in detail under previous EU Set-aside rules, where pesticide application timings were restricted by calendar dates. Under the Basic Payment Scheme, (BPS) since 2015 there is no requirement for set-aside but there are situations where land is left non-cropped both as Fallow land under the Crop Diversification Rule and as Ecological Focus Areas, (EFA) under the Greening component of the BPS.
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Dealing with grassweeds may not be getting any easier, but even the most intractable and costly problems can be overcome with the right management, the necessary determination and sufficient time.
Maize growers should apply the stale seedbed approach that has proved so successful in controlling problem weeds ahead of autumn cereals to get their crops off to the best, weed-free start this season, advises a leading weed management specialist.
Ecoplug Max is a patented tree stump control application method. Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate which is released inside the tree stump ensuring all the active ingredient is carefully targeted where it is needed.
More care and less speed in stubble glyphosate spraying are critical to making the most of its increasingly vital role in arable grass weed control this autumn, insist leading crop management experts. Published by CPM 8/8/2016
Getting the timing right is key to maximising efficacy as is the correct approach to spraying. Check out the essentials of best practice.
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