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Legumes Application

Peas and beans are often referred to in the same breath as they are the most common legume break crop. However from an application point of view the crops are very different as bean canopies are very open in comparison to peas. So larger drops are needed to penetrate the thicker canopies when the crop is at later growth stages.

 

Peas

TimingWater volume (l/ha)*Forward speedBest nozzleIn compromised conditions
Pre-em herbicides20010-12 km/h3D nozzle alternating forwards and back90% Drift Reduction Nozzles
Post-em herbicides100 and above12-14 km/h3D nozzle alternating forwards and back3D nozzle (worst case AMISTAR nozzle)
Fungicides20012km/h or slower 3D Nozzle alternating forwards and backAMISTAR Nozzle, all facing backwards when operated at 1.5 bar pressure
Insecticides  3D Nozzle alternating forwards and back 

 

Beans

TimingWater volume (l/ha)*Forward speedBest nozzleIn compromised conditions
Pre-em herbicides20010-12 km/h3D nozzle alternating forwards and back90% Drift Reduction Nozzles
Post-em herbicides100 and above12-14 km/h3D nozzle alternating forwards and back3D nozzle (worst case AMISTAR nozzle)
Fungicides100 and above**12-14 km/h3D Nozzle alternating forward and backward along the boom for improved coverageAMISTAR nozzle when operated at 1.5 bar pressure.
Insecticides100 and above**12-14 km/h3D Nozzle alternating forward and backward along the boom for improved coverageAMISTAR nozzle when operated at 1.5 bar pressure

*Please refer to the product label for water volumes.  Growers can reduce water volumes as long as they adhere to the HSE/DEFRA Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products. Please refer to paragraph 4.6.4, page 81 of the HSE/DEFRA Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products.

** In denser crops coverage can be increased by using higher water volumes, do not exceed 200 l/ha.