FOR ORGANIC GROWER AND
Herbanatur offers simple and safe products that meet USDA organic standard in order to manage quickly invasive and noxious weeds.
Approved for organic production and organic gardening use,A.D.I.O.S. can control most of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds as a post-emergence foliar application.
Broadleaf and grassy weeds control in crops
When it comes to handle invasive weeds like ragweed, lambsquarters, crabgrass, barnyardgrass any other broadleaf into soya or corn crops, A.D.I.O.S. can be safely applied with the use of a sprayer with directed jets (hand-held nozzle or boom) or a conventional tractor or spray-mount fixed boom.
A.D.I.O.S. Vs Chemical herbicide in Soya Crops
COMPARISON OF HERBANATUR'S ORGANIC HERBICIDE TO CHEMICAL HERBICIDES IN CONVENTIONAL (IP) SOYBEAN
By University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus (Ontario, Canada)
(Overview of 2011 trial report)
1. Compare the tolerance of organically grown soybean to Adios Ambros and to three commonly used conventional herbicide treatments (trifluralin (Treflan), flumetsulam + s-metolachlor (Broadstrike RC + Dual II Magnum) and imazethapyr + metribuzin (Conquest).
2. Compare the level of control that Adios Ambros will provide to three commonly used conventional herbicide treatments.
Materials and Methods:
Soybean was planted 372 809 seeds ha-1 on June 2, 2011 at a depth of 3 cm in 75 cm rows in a Maplewood Normandale very fine sandy loam soil (% Sand: 71.2, % Silt: 16.3, % Clay: 12.5, % OM: 3.5) with pH: 6.8 and CEC: 11. The entire trial area was kept weed free until time of herbicide application with cultivation. The trial was set up as a randomized complete block with
4 replications; plot size was 2 m wide by 10 m long.
Conventional herbicide treatments included:
1) Pre-plant incorporated trifluralin (2.4 L ha-1), 2) premergence (PRE) flumetsulam + s-metolachlor (87.5 g ha-1 + 1.75 L ha-1), and 3) PREimazethapyr + metribuzin (0.42 L ha-1 + 0.8333 L ha-1). Trifluralin was applied immediately before planting an mechanically incorporated, while the PRE herbicide treatments were applied four days after planting. Herbicide treatments were applied using a CO2-pressurized backpack sprayer calibrated to deliver 200 L ha-1 aqueous solution at 241 kPa. The boom was 1.5 m wide with four ULD120-02 nozzles (ULD120-02 nozzles tip; Spraying Systems Co., Wheaton, IL.) spaced 0.5 m apart.
Adios Ambros herbicide was applied at the 1st trifoliate (June 29, 2011) and then again at first flower (July 15, 2011) stages of soybean. To accommodate the large volumes required to apply the product, Adios Ambros applications were sprinkled over the plot. We also included a treatment in which a PPI application of trifluralin (2.4 L ha-1) was followed by two applications of Adios Ambros at the 1st trifoliate (June 29, 2011) and then again at first flower (July 15, 2011) stages of soybean.
The following weed species were present in the trial area: common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia),
common lambs quarters (Chenopodium album), hairy crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) and barnyardgrass (Echinocloa crus-galli).
An untreated check was maintained weed-free with hand weeding to allow for a determination of the potential effect of herbicide injury on soybean yield.
Results and Discussion:
Visual injury was below 10% in all treatments in the trial, and yield corresponded to visual injury ratings for most treatments. The Adios Ambros treatment caused slight (5%) injury 7 days after the second application (7 DAD), however, by 14 DAD, visual injury was not measured in any treatments.
The Adios Ambros treatment provided effective control of broadleaf weeds, but provided slightly less control of grassy weeds in the trial.
Control of common ragweed and common lambsquarters was 99% or greater at both 28 and 56 DAD. Hairy crabgrass control was 81 and84% (at 28 and 56 DAD, respectively). Barnyard grass control was 86 and 83% at 28 and 56 DAD, respectively.
Despite the slight decrease in grass weed control in the Adios Ambros treatment, soybean yield was comparable
to both flumetsulam + s-metolachlor and imazethapyr + metribuzin. Further research should be conducted under
more intense grass weed pressure.
Conventional or Organic production
A.D.I.O.S. can control most of annual and perennial
broadleaf weeds as a post-emergence foliar application.
Livestock friendly, A.D.I.O.S. meets USDA organic standard and is approved for used in or around food crops and fruits and vegetables gardens. No buffer zone is required when applied next to drinkable fresh water wells or bodies of water
Conventional or Organic farming & Gardening
Localized foliar applications of A.D.I.O.S.TM are used in order to control invasive weeds into vegetable & fruit gardening sites. Any sprayer or backpack sprayer is fine. Spray weeds using a coarse nozzle setting to reduce drift until foliage and soil are thoroughly wetted to the point of runoff.
Small Fruits, Nuts & Berries andTree Fruits
Localized foliar application of A.D.I.O.S. works fine when it comes to handle small weeds located next to organic productions. Any sprayer or backpack sprayer will do. Spray weeds using a coarse nozzle setting to reduce drift until foliage and soil are thoroughly wetted to the point of runoff.
Conventional or Organic Crops
When it comes to handle invasive weeds like dandelion,creeping charlie (ground ivy), clover, ragweed and any other broadleaf into organic soya or corn crops, A.D.I.O.S. can be safely applied with the use of a sprayer with directed jets (hand-held nozzle or boom) or a conventional tractor or spray-mount fixed boom.
Conventional chemical herbicides in COMPARISON
with Herbanatur's Eco-friendly weed control in soybean crop.
Control Trial: Evaluation of control
- Common ragweed was 99%
- Common lambsquarters was 99%
- Hairy crabgrass control was 82%
- Barnyard grass control was 84%
Despite the slight decrease in grass weed control inthe Adios Ambros treatment, soybean yield was comparable to both flumetsulam + s-metolachlor and imazethapyr + metribuzin.
Further research should be conducted under more intense grass weed pressure.
Read all about it: Trial conclusion from U of G
Herbicide tolerant crops: 10 years later
Herbicide tolerant crops (HTC) are a common part
of the cropping systems in North America.
Objective of this manuscript was to provide a brief overview
of advantages and disadvantages with the widespread
use of HTCs over the last 8-10 years.
Examples of advantages include:
(1) Broadened spectrum of weeds controlled,
(2) Increased crop safety,
(3) Reduced risk of herbicide carryover,
(4) Price reduction for conventional herbicides,
(5) New mode of action for triazine and ALS resistance management,
(6) Crop management simplicity. Major disadvantages
(1) Performance and quality of yields
(2) Single selection pressure and herbicide resistance
(3) Shifts in weed species,
(4) Gene flow and gene escape
(5) Contamination of organic crops which are becoming popular in developed world
(6) Herbicide drift and non-target movement. We believe that it is easy to fall into a trap of overusing, for example:
Glyphosate. When one glyphosate-tolerant crop is grown after another. Therefore, proper use of HTC technology,
as a component of integrated weed management program, is the key to preserving the long-term benefits of
this technology while avoiding many of the concerns about their use, or misuse. (READ)