Why do spraying, or other weed control methods, sometimes have poor results?
- Weather conditions: Rain – Watch for rainfastness on the label.
- Inactive Weed growth. Weeds under stress.
- Stage of Weed Growth: Insufficient foliage
Weeds to large
- Wrong Product: Does not control specie
- Product not used correctly: Failure to read the label
Failure to follow recommendations /instructions
- Incorrect Application Rates: Wrong Mixtures
Incorrect water volumes
- Incorrect application method
- Incorrect application equipment
Why do weed control programmes sometimes fail to produce the desired results?
- Inadequate planning
- Herbicide: Incorrect choice
Incorrect usage due to
a. failure to read the label
b. failure to follow recommendations
c. insufficient product knowledge
- Poor Timing
- Poor Budgeting
- Lack of Follow-up
- Inadequate resources: Incorrect Equipment
Equipment faulty or in poor condition
Insufficient labour, equipment & transport
- Incorrect Application
- Poor selection of operators or contractor.
- Untrained supervisors and operators.
- Inadequate supervision
- No Report back: On Results
On problems being experienced
- NO FOLLOW-UP
- Lack of commitment and/or lack of interest
Avoid weed resistance by following the label recommendations. Do not try “Cost Savings” by reducing product and/or water rates
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