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Weed management increases production

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM
St Ann farmers Errol Peart (right) and Easton Diedrick clear weeds from a carrot patch. - File

AS WAS outlined in the previous article, integrated weed management definitely contributes to increased production and productivity. We had highlighted all the control strategies that can be employed to achieve this, with an emphasis on chemical weed control. In this article, we will examine the efficacy and direction for use of one of such herbicide in detail.

Glyphos AG 41 is a non-selective systemic broad spectrum herbicide that contains the active ingredient Glyphosate. It is also a post-emergent herbicide and must be applied directly to actively growing weeds. It should be applied when the weeds are about 15-30 cm in height.

The effects of Glyphos AG 41 will be evident on some annual weeds four days after application. For most perennial weeds, effects are not visible for seven days or more after application. Thorough coverage of weed foliage is essential for best results.

Glyphos AG 41 is recommended for the control of a wide variety of grasses and broad leaf in a number of established crops such as citrus, coffee, banana, sugar cane, as well as non-crop areas.