spraying sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
Two herbicide-tolerant sugar beet varieties have been entered into UK trials, offering growers a new herbicide to tackle troublesome weeds. The varieties could be commercially available in time for the 2019-20 beet season. Bred by KWS using standard breeding techniques, they have a natural tolerance to a specific ALS (acetolactate synthase) inhibitor herbicide and is being branded Conviso Smart. See also: Herbicide-tolerant OSR beats weeds “Conviso sugar beet will enable growers to control a wide range of weeds,” says Simon Witheford, […]
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