The Bayer spray survey spoke to over 200 operators about the hardest targets to time and physically hit. 61% of spray operators said it is hard or very to hit grass-weeds with a post-em in spring while, 47% said it is quite hard or very hard to apply the spring post-em herbicide at the correct time.
In the entire survey, weed control in sugar beet was the toughest target with 69% of spray operators saying it is quite hard or very hard to time applications and 73% saying it is fairly challenging or very challenging to hit the target. Apart from spring grass-weeds in cereals, other tough targets included propyzamide / carbetamide applications in oilseed rape and potato blight sprays.
A survey of over 200 spray operators revealed that post-emergence grass-weed control in wheat is one of the hardest spray targets for both timing and accuracy. With applications of Monolith and Atlantis WG against black-grass imminent, here are six essential steps to get the most effective application this spring.
Monolith is a new post-emergence herbicide formulated to tackle black-grass. For use in winter crops during spring, it provides 10% more control than Atlantis against black-grass.
As the leading post-emergence herbicide for use on black-grass in winter wheat, we recommend that you put Atlantis WG at the centre of your black–grass control strategy.Used as part of a programme – preferably in the autumn – it offers good control of both black-grass and rye-grass.