The recent extension of product expiry date for Avadex Excel 15Ggranules until the 31st of December 2015 has widened the window forspring spray opportunities next year, points out Dr Dominic Lamb of Gowan.
This recent extension means that the current Avadex on the market withthe MAPP number 12109 must be sold and placed on farm by 31stDecember 2015. Growers must use this product by 31st December 2016.This product (which will be all of the product available this year) will havethe full crop listing including winter wheat, winter and spring barley, winterrye, triticale, spring beans, peas (vining, dried and seed), forage legumes,sugar beet, fodder beet, red beat and mangels. It also has a number of EAMUsfor spring wheat, winter and spring oilseed rape, winter and spring linseed,lupins, broad beans and canary seed, he advises.
So growers who want to use Avadex in spring crops such as spring wheator sugar beet will need to plan forward and purchase product from theirdistributor for delivery before the end of December this year, says Dominic.
Many growers have adopted more spring cropping in order to satisfy theThree-crop rule as well as a method of reducing difficult black-grasspopulations. Avadex has forged animportant position for itself in programmes to help control black-grass as wellas to control rye-grass and wild-oats in both winter and spring crops.
Dominic says that product with the new MAPP No 16998 will replace thecurrent one in 2016 and details of the new label and approvals will becomeavailable then.