Getting on with chloridazon… Andy Beach finished applying pre-emergence sprays to GJ Orford & Partners 57ha (140 acres) of sugar beet late last week. This crop of Humber was just emerging on Monday. "All we need now is half an inch of rain and the beet will rocket away," he says. That could give growers ideal weed control conditions with a flush of soft, rapidly growing weeds, says independent consultant Richard Palmer of Farm Vision. "A low dose FAR-type programme should give good control."