Potato drills and weeds

Martin Clear asked 12 years ago

I planted potatoes on April 1st, about 10 drill, 50 m long, 100 kg of seed. I did not spray the ground before rotavating and drilling and now the drills are getting weeds. The potato plants have not yet surfaced. Can I spray these drills now and not kill the potatoes? With what should I spray them, Roundup?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is common practice to spray weeds off potato rows just before emergence of the potatoes, or to hoe a small area.

Use Weedol or Roundup. Up to 10% potato emergence can be tolerated with Weedol but 0% with Roundup.