Volgograd potato growers made great efforts last year to control weeds in their fields. The harmful flora was represented mainly by plants such as field bindweed, black nightshade, white pigweed and chicken millet.
The head of the Gorodishchensky interdistrict department of the branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Rosselkhoztsentr" in the Volgograd region, Yuri Popov, said that the main mistake of local farmers remains the untimely processing of potato crops. Due to this, the weeds outgrow and the effectiveness of treatments decreases sharply. And with an increase in the rate of application of drugs, the suppression of cultivated plants occurs.
The recommendations of the department’s specialists during the season concern the timing of the application and use of herbicides, taking into account all subsequent crops in the crop rotation. Manufacturers are warned that the use of biological preparations is mandatory in order to reduce the negative impact of pesticides on potatoes.
Yuri Popov also noted the need for wider use of agrotechnical methods of weed control. To do this, it is necessary to use the latest innovations in agricultural machinery during soil cultivation. Modern units make it possible to minimize the possibility of losses in an agricultural business and improve the quality of its products.
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