Take Note of Waiting Periods When Planting Barley After Imidazol

Take Note of Waiting Periods When Planting Barley After Imidazolinone Herbicide Treatment

Although Clearfield® type systems are popular and effective, anyone considering producing barley should be aware of the time needed between treatment with imidazolinones and barley planting. Imidazolinones are herbicides such as Beyond®, Pursuit®, Raptor® and premixed formulations such as Extreme® that are used in production systems with resistant seed varieties. Used to control a wide spectrum of weeds (both grass and broadleaf) through inhibition of specific plant enzymes, imidazolinones are effective at low application rates and are environmentally friendly. Imidazolinone-tolerant varieties of corn, wheat, rice, canola, and sunflower have been developed through conventional breeding systems. However, barley varieties are not tolerant of imidazolinone herbicides. read more…