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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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...