Potato planter with seed potatoes© Tim Scrivener
Sprayer operators need to avoid spray drift when using the non-selective herbicide glyphosate near seed potato crops to stop costly damage to tubers. The next six weeks sees the risk of glyphosate contamination of seed crops escalate as growers use the product to desiccate oilseed rape and cereal crops. Seed potatoes are very sensitive to glyphosate, with any crop contamination from spray drift or contaminated sprayers affecting developing seed. When those tubers are planted in the following season, poor establishment […]