The animation below looks at how to reduce the weed burden prior to drilling and ensure the ground is in the right condition to get the best activity from pre-emergence herbicides.
“It’s been clear for several years now that the only way to deal with problem black-grass is a well planned programme which uses cultural controls like delayed drilling and stale seedbeds coupled with effective use of herbicides like Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) and Atlantis WG (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron),” says Phillippa Overson, Herbicide Campaign Manager for Bayer.
“In recent years, arable farmers have done well at putting all of this into practice so this animation is really a reminder to help people keep up the good work in the 2015/16 season.”
A pre-emergence application of Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) is one of the best opportunities to cut black-grass numbers so good spraying technique is essential.
View our second animation in the series below for our recommendations of the main steps to take.