3 July 1998

Touchdown go-ahead

ZENECAS total herbicide glyphosate trimesium (Touch-down) is now approved for pre-harvest weed control in rape, cereals, combining peas, linseed and mustard. Touchdown will also assist with harvesting unevenly ripening rape crops, says Zeneca. However, in the absence of perennial weeds diquat (Reglone) is a more effective and speedier crop desiccant, it adds.