Crop desiccation

crop desiccant
Pre-harvest crop desiccation (also siccation ) refers to the application of a herbicide to a crop shortly before harvest.wikipedia
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Glyphosate

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Herbicides used include glyphosate, diquat and glufosinate.
Glyphosate (IUPAC name: N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant.

Diquat

diquat dibromideReglone
Herbicides used include glyphosate, diquat and glufosinate.
It has been used in pre-harvest crop desiccation.

Glufosinate

phosphinothricinglufosinate ammonium
Herbicides used include glyphosate, diquat and glufosinate.
use as a crop desiccation to facilitate harvesting

Herbicide

herbicidesherbicidalweed killer
Pre-harvest crop desiccation (also siccation ) refers to the application of a herbicide to a crop shortly before harvest.

Harvest

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Pre-harvest crop desiccation (also siccation ) refers to the application of a herbicide to a crop shortly before harvest.

Cyanamide

CN 2 2− hydrogen cyanamideNH 2 CN
Other desiccants are cyanamide, cinidon-ethyl, and pyraflufen-ethyl.

Rapeseed

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Thus in the UK 78% of oilseed rape is desiccated before harvest, but only 4% in Germany.

Maize

corncorn (maize)Zea mays
Maize

Cereal

graincerealsgrains
Cereals such as barley, wheat, and oats

Barley

malting barleysix-row barleyH. vulgare
Cereals such as barley, wheat, and oats

Wheat

cornTriticumdwarf wheat
Cereals such as barley, wheat, and oats

Oat

oatsaveninAvena sativa
Cereals such as barley, wheat, and oats

Legume

pulseslegumesleguminous
Legumes including lentils, garbanzos, and soybeans

Lentil

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Legumes including lentils, garbanzos, and soybeans

Chickpea

chickpeaschick peachick peas
Legumes including lentils, garbanzos, and soybeans

Soybean

soysoybeanssoya
Legumes including lentils, garbanzos, and soybeans

Potato

potatoesSolanum tuberosumIrish potatoes
Potatoes

Cotton

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Cotton

Elymus repens

couch grasscommon couchcouch
In the UK, it began to be applied to wheat crops in the 1980s to control perennial weeds such as common couch which was very effective and meant that sowing of the next crop could occur sooner.

Strobilurin

Strobilurin Astrobilurin BStrobilurins
Use as a harvest aid in the UK increased after the introduction of strobilurin fungicides which prolong the longevity of the leaves, and in 2002, 12% of UK wheat crops were treated.

Maximum residue limit

maximum residue levelMRLs
Glyphosate was found in 5–15% of cereal crop samples tested in the UK between 2000 and 2004, although never exceeding the Maximum Residue Level of 20 mg/kg.

Austria

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In July 2013 Austria banned the use of pre-harvest glyphosate citing the precautionary principle.

Precautionary principle

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In July 2013 Austria banned the use of pre-harvest glyphosate citing the precautionary principle.