OSR Herbicides Guide

OSR Herbicides Guide

A guide to help farmers and agronomists understand how best to reduce the risk of oilseed rape herbicides reaching water.

The guide is split into the following 12 sections.  In addition, there is a gross margin calculator to show the profitability of your rotations.

1. What's the problem?

Detection of key herbicides in drinking water sources could result in restrictions on use and – without the application of best practice – lead to their possible withdrawal.
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8. Herbicide application

Following best practice when applying herbicides to oilseed rape will ensure optimum performance from the products and minimise the risk of herbicide loss from the field to watercourses.
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12. Reducing drainflow losses

UK farmland is some of the most extensively drained in the world. An advantage for crop production; this poses an increased risk of rapid movement of herbicides in soil water solution to watercourses.
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