22 September 1995

Weed-killer boom

AVADEX (tri-allate) grass weed-killer is enjoying booming sales this autumn, with a "record year" possible, claims manufacturer Monsanto. A combination of more integrated blackgrass control, extra time for broadcasting pellets before sowing and moist soils are all helping, says company director David Clifford. The review of competitor herbicide isoproturon is a further factor.

Although the review maintained approval of the full rate application, distributors are encouraging a move towards the lower 1.5kg/ha rate, he notes.