Post emergence potato spray


The Shire
Jade praxim gosi will be going on taurus. Can see me going till the end of next then they just be up.
Personally, if they were only just through I would still use that mix to avoid reliance on post-emergence options (which are likely to disappoint)... moisture present and warmer weather around the corner equals so many weeds therefore I can't think of anything worse than reliance on Basagran or Titus.

If you are really late you could apply the Gozai on its own, burn the spud tops off, then apply pre-emergence mix a couple of days later.... yes this will set the crop back a bit but potentially worth while if the ground is weedy.


In my experience, the only post-emergence potato herbicide that doesn't consistently disappoint is metribuzin (Sencorex/Shotput). Basagran and Titus aren't particularly effective and can knock the crop too. Obviously this depends on weed spectrum and having a variety you can apply it to post-emergence. If only a small percentage of plants are up I'd go with your pre-emergence option. Of all the potato products, they're some of the safer ones close to emergence.

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office


There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...