A series of trials is taking place on potato farms to look at effective alternatives for banned chemicals such as diquat
Research into desiccants has also been going ahead as part of AHDB's national campaign, which is looking at alternatives following the loss of Diquat
Producao e qualidade fisiologica de semente de feijao apos aplicacao do herbicida Diquat
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The 20 most frequently used active ingredients in the period 2012-2016 were Glyphosate (herbicide), Chlorpyrifos (insecticide), 2.4-D (herbicide), Atrazine (herbicide), mineral oil (adjuvant), Mancozeb (fungicide), Methoxyfenozide (Insecticide), Acephate (insecticide), Haloxyfop-P-methyl (herbicide), Lactofen (herbicide), Methomyl (insecticide), Diquat
(herbicide), Picoxystrobin (fungicide), Flumetsulam (herbicide), Teflubenzuron (insecticide), Imidacloprid (insecticide), Lambda-cyhalothrin (insecticide), Imazethapyr (herbicide), Azoxystrobin (Fungicide) and Flutriafol (Fungicide).
Immediately before sowing, Spray.Seed 250 (active ingredients (a.i.s) 11.5% w/v paraquat dichloride, 9.8% diquat
dibromide, Syngenta) was applied at 2 L [ha.sup.-1], Treflan 480 (a.i.
If Roundup contains Diquat
, this could kill the soybeans.