Phacelia safe herbicides

tomildinio

Member
Hello,

I grew a couple acres of phacelia to see if I could harvest the seed just for own cover mixes and also to look well and feed some hives. It didn't strike well and is now full of chickweed and fat hen.

Any phacelia safe herbicides out there?

Muchos gracias.
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Hello,

I grew a couple acres of phacelia to see if I could harvest the seed just for own cover mixes and also to look well and feed some hives. It didn't strike well and is now full of chickweed and fat hen.

Any phacelia safe herbicides out there?

Muchos gracias.

I’m fairly certain I used Dow Shield in my seed crops of Phacelia but you’d need to double check it’s ok as I’m not an agronomist.
For more info you could call Corteva’s technical hotline: 0800 689 8899 or e-mail: [email protected]. Alternatively David Bright seeds used to do a useful guide as to which chemicals were safe in a range of cover crops.
 

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