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Preharvest herbicide use in dry edible beans: Function timing and rotation restrictions

Over the next 2 ½-months many Michigan dry bean fields will be treated with preharvest herbicides. Preharvest herbicides, also known as “Harvest Aids”, are used to desiccate or dry down “green” stem and leaf tissue that can hinder dry bean harvest. The main intention of preharvest herbicide applications is to desiccate weeds; however many growers use these herbicide applications to hurry along or even out the maturing process of dry beans. Currently in Michigan, there are four different herbicide options...


Posted August 20, 2015

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