Irish farmers gain new spring herbicide for oilseed rape

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Korvetto, from Corteva Agriscience, has gained approval for use in Ireland following a UK launch two years ago. For use in OSR and containing ArylexTM active in formulation with clopyralid, Korvetto targets the ‘red-faced’ weeds which can emerge above the crop. It provides activity on broad spectrum of problem weeds, specifically robust control of cleavers, mayweed and, in particular, thistles. “Even farms which apply good autumn herbicide programmes in a timely manner will usually face a late winter and early spring-germinating broadleaf weed burden” said Liz Glynn, Corteva’s field technical manager for Ireland. “Korvetto will be a good option for Irish farmers because it will control many of the weeds found in oilseed rape crops as daylight hours increase and temperatures rise.” Corteva’s Galera (clopyralid+ picloram) has played a leading role in spring-applied oilseed rape herbicide programmes on Irish farms for many years. Step-change in performance But Liz says Korvetto represents a step-change in performance. She said: “Both contain clopyralid, but Korvetto is significantly beefed up by the inclusion of Arylex – the unique herbicide molecule which is used in many of Corteva’s products, such as Belkar. “The inclusion of Arylex allows farmers to cover a wider spectrum of weeds while…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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