Pre-emerge weed control in winter cereals
Weed control is one of the first jobs that needs to be completed after a crop has been planted with a number of options available and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, tillage specialists Shay Phelan and Ciaran Collins join Michael Hennessy to discuss this topic in more detail.
Weed control options can be divided into pre or post emergence of the crop and Shay explains that pre emergence has many advantages over post emergence including better control of some broad leaves and grass weeds especially annual meadow grass, sterile brome, etc.
Meanwhile, Ciaran Collins says the options for winter barley are narrow to control annual meadow grass but growers should be careful when applying a pre-emerge especially if the crop is close to emergence.
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