Emerger gains post-em EAMUs in field veg and root crops


Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Emerger, the diphenyl-ether herbicide from Bayer containing aclonifen, can now be used post-emergence in stem vegetables, root vegetables and alliums after the AHDB received separate extensions of authorisation for minor use (EAMU) in these crops. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Until now, Emerger use was limited to pre-emergence applications in root vegetables and alliums, says Bayer. However, with these EAMUs, weed control can be extended to post-emergence situations while Emerger becomes the only herbicide available for post-planting use in stem vegetables such as celery, leek, and salad onion. The news will likely be welcomed by growers, says Bolette Palle Neve of AHDB Horticulture, who submitted the applications to the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD). “Post-emergence weed control in carrots, parsnips, stem vegetables and alliums has been limited in recent years. With its strong activity against many important weed types, including polygonum and Chenopodium species, brassica weeds and grassweeds (from seed), having the option to apply Emerger as a post-emergence spray up until two true leaves will greatly enhance weed control programmes,” says Bolette. “For growers of celery this news is more than welcome. Until now there have been no post-planting herbicide control in this crop and several growers have suggested that they would…
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...