Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases
Crop oils have been used in agriculture for many years as carriers and spreaders for insecticides and fungicides, predominately in the horticultural industry. Recently they have gained prominence in broad scale agriculture in Western Australia as additives to herbicides in many and varied situations.
Western Australian farmers have been keen to use crop oils because of the potential they offer to:
- Improve the efficacy of herbicides and possibly allow herbicide rate reductions.
- Make herbicides more robust, particularly under adverse spraying conditions.
- Prevent herbicide drift and off-target damage.
Number of Pages
Madin, R, and Buckley, J. (1987), Crop oil additives to herbicides.. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Report.
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