Apera spica venti (Loose silky-bent)


Arable Farmer

I am a farmer from Eastern Europe. I had big problems in the past years with Loose silky-bent in some wheat fields.
What herbicide actives or mixtures do you use to control this weed and when do you apply them? I used Axial and it didn't work despite being labeled to control this weed.


Arable Farmer
Flufenacet+Pendimethalin best applied within 24 hours of drilling the Wheat.

Although can be used post emergence of the Wheat but the Loose Silky Bent will need to only have one leaf for it to be effective.

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