Herbicides should be used in combination with other methods of weed control such as cultural (i.e., use of crop residues as mulches, stale seedbed technique), and manual and mechanical weeding.

Reminders when using herbicides

  • Always mix clean water with herbicides before application. Refrain from using muddy water as this reduces herbicide efficacy.
  • Ensure all equipment, such as spray tanks, booms, and nozzles are well-cleaned after every use.
  • Do not mix herbicides together unless recommended.
  • Apply herbicides at a recommended rate.
  • Remember to wear proper protective equipment (i.e., gloves, breathing mask, goggles, and protective clothing) when spraying.