Focus on weed control in cereals this month could ensure success later…

Posted on 18 September 2023

With good, warm conditions for weed emergence this month in cereal crops across the UK, ensuring a well-planned, cost-effective start to grass and broad-leaved weed control this autumn is vital for growers in achieving the best crop establishment to maximise yields. Identifying key weed problems, careful planning of best product choice and stacking of residual herbicides for targeting pre and post-emergence weed control will help growers achieve the best start for successful weed control.

Clayton has a number of options and useful product choices for the autumn. Growers targeting effective control of problem broad-leaved weeds such as Common Chickweed, Speedwells, Forget-me-not, Field Pansy, Groundsel, Mayweeds, Red Deadnettle, Cranesbill and Black Nightshade should consider using products based on high performance and cost-effective actives like flufenacet, DFF and prosulfocarb.

Leading products such as Clayton Facet XL® and Clayton Sabre XL® which are powerful co-formulations containing flufenacet and diflufenican can be used in winter wheat up until before third tiller stage (GS 23) and in winter barley until before GS 24. These products can form vital elements of overall frontline Blackgrass control programmes for UK growers.

Whilst products Clayton Comply® and Clayton Obey® containing prosulfocarb can be used in winter wheat and winter barley up to early tillering (GS21). These products also provide effective control of problem grass weeds such as Annual Meadow-grass and Rough-stalked meadow grass as well as moderate control of Loose-silky bent.

With other supporting products as well, Clayton can offer growers a wide choice of highly cost-effective herbicides for weed control needs in cereals this season.

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