Why desiccate with Roundup?
Timely and efficient oilseed rape harvesting is becoming increasingly challenging.
- Greater acreages of OSR need to be harvested with less manpower
- Agronomic improvements mean thicker and greener OSR stems
- Rotational pressures make well-timed and managed OSR harvesting more critical
Most OSR crops can be direct combined following Roundup conditioning in most seasons without difficulty.
- Ensuring the most even ripening and earliest harvest
- Saving fuel and time by increasing combining speeds
- Maximising both oil contents and yields
- Saving on drying and cleaning costs
- Minimising pod shatter and volunteer problems
- Improving annual and perennial weed control
Roundup desiccates the whole plant including the stems. There is less green material ensuring a cleaner, dryer sample with lower admixtures.
- DO NOT use Roundup on crops grown for seed production. It is recommended that an unsprayed strip should be left where farm-saved seed is likely to be kept.
- Poor results can be expected from treatment of heavily laid crops with major levels of secondary growth or significant areas of uneven ripening, such as pigeon damage or poor drainage.
- Poor results can be expected from laid crops where the stems have broken due to interruption of translocation below the fracture. Kinked stems should not prove a problem.
- DO NOT use treated straw as a horticultural growth medium or as a mulch.
- DO NOT attempt to harvest within 14 days. Up to 21 days may be needed according to growing conditions.