Simple practical changes can have huge impact on-farm. One effective strategy over the past two seasons for UK OSR growers is swapping weed control from a broad acre pre-emergence or early post emergence approach to waiting until full crop establishment.
Corteva’s post-emergence herbicide Belkar has become an intrinsic part of this new integrated strategy. Farmers can wait until the crop is out of the ground, giving time to assess the visible weed pressure and impact that pests like cabbage stem flea beetle and slugs have had and then make the decision on their broadleaved weed herbicide investment.
Belkar is a broad-spectrum herbicide and is highly effective on key weeds such as cleavers, cranesbill, shepherd's purse and fumitory. Containing Arylex™ active, it has a wide window of application from September through to the end of December, with flexible timing and rate options.