Liberator Now Approved Through to March
Growers of winter wheat and winter barley now have a valuable additional weapon in their armoury with the extension of the deadline for using Liberator (Flufenacet and diflufenican). Our leading pre-emergence herbicide can now be used up until March 31st with a maximum individual dose of 0.3 L/ha after December 31st.
We believe that the opportunity to use Liberator at a reduced rate during the early part of the year will provide additional flexibility, and gives growers the potential to tank-mix it as a residual partner with Atlantis WG. (Mesosulfuron-methyl and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium).
The dry conditions experienced last autumn mean that many pre-em treatments may not have been as effective as they could have been due to the dry conditions. If you are worried about further germination of small black-grass plants in spring you can now use Liberator with Atlantis WG.
Liberator now also provides an excellent option for those growers who have drilled late after sugar beet or potato crops.
As well as treating grass weeds Liberator will also provide activity against a range of broad-leaved weeds.
There are some label restrictions of the sequential use of Liberator . The first treatment must have been applied before GS 13 of the crop and 6 weeks have elapsed between treatments. The 0.3l/ha dose can be applied between 31st December and 31st March providing the crop stage has not exceeded Growth Stage 23 for winter wheat and 24 for winter barley.