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Herbicide understanding critical to winter crop safety

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Residual herbicides have become an important tool in the war against weeds for many northern region growers in recent years... Growers are urged to carefully consider their plant-back options for the 2014 winter season in country previously treated with in-crop or fallow residual herbicides as label recommendations for replant intervals usually require a minimum amount of rainfall to kick-start breakdown of the residual herbicide... To determine what crop can be safely sown following a residual herbicide application growers need to calculate the herbicide rate, quantify the amount of rainfall from the date of application up until sowing the plant back crop (excluding isolated storm events during summer) and carefully consult product label recommendations...
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