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Agronomy for Operators – Part 2 – wild oat control

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A new series taking a close look at topical spraying matters, part 2 takes a look at controlling wild oats.

Targeting wild oat applications in the spring can be particularly challenging for sprayer operators. Syngenta eastern counties Application Specialist, Harry Fordham, provides some tips and advice to improve weed control rates.

Wild oat plants are not only more competitive than black-grass, they also have the capability to create more seed to spread rapidly. Mild winter conditions – including record February temperatures – are anticipated to have resulted in higher levels of early grassweed germination.

Research and application trials at Syngenta Innovation Sites have identified three key factors to get right with wild oat control:

  • Timing
  • Application
  • Product formulation

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