Broad-leaved weeds and grassweeds:

The introduction of pyroxsulam, found in UNITE®, Broadway® Star and Broadway Sunrise, has created a whole new concept in weed control. In the past, most herbicides have focused on either effectively controlling grassweeds or broad-leaved weeds – our pyroxsulam products control both weed types without comprise – that’s ‘cross spectrum’ weed control.

Biology

Land used for cereal crops can become infested with annual and pereninial weeds. To minimise competition between weeds and crop it is advisable to treat broad-leaved weeds in cereal crops before they compete significantly with the crop. Programmes begin in autumn, often with additional treatments made in the spring, around GS 30-32.

Control Options

A key benefit of Spitfire is its robustness of control of major weeds from early autumn to late spring. As the spring progresses even more options become available for broad-leaved weed control in cereals.

Starane® XL, GF-184, Hiker®, Starane Gold and Starane Vantage can all be applied once the crop has reached GS13. Best results are achieved from applications made from late March onwards.

Starane 2 can be used from late April onwards, when temperatures are warmer and the risk of night frosts has diminished.

 

Products for dealing with Broad-leaved weeds