Green Bean Weed Control
Green Bean Weed Control
In trials that I conducted when farming years ago on quite a large scale, I found a number of herbicides to be effective as a pre-emergence application. However, many were either not registered for beans in South Africa or were registered only for dry beans.
Bill Kerr

Because bean varieties vary in their resistance to herbicides, chemical companies will invariably make a safety commitment only on popular bean varieties planted on a large scale, and these are invariably dry bean varieties. No herbicide manufacturer would want to face claims of damage to a new green bean variety.

CONDUCT YOUR OWN SMALL-SCALE TESTS

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to carry out your own small-scale trials of a particular herbicide.

Dual worked very well for me as a pre-emergence product. There are a number of related products to choose from; ask your crop protection representative for details.

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November 29, 2019