(Active substances: flufenacet and metribuzin)
Artist is a powerful residual herbicide designed to give you effective pre-emergence control over a wide range of grass and broad-leaved weeds in early and main crop varieties of potatoes including seed potatoes. It contains two tried and tested ingredients – flufenacet and metribuzin.
Artist delivers extremely robust residual control of a broad spectrum of weeds in potato crops when applied pre-emergence of the crop. Artist is highly effective against grass and broad-leaved weeds and is the most effective residual herbicide where mixed grass and broad-leaved weeds need to be targeted. Where weeds have already emerged, we recommend adding a contact herbicide such as Harvest.
To achieve the best results from Artist and improve uptake via the roots of germinating weeds, ensure soils are sufficiently moist at or shortly after application. Effectiveness will be reduced under dry conditions. Residual activity may be reduced on peaty or organic soils, or mineral soils with a high organic matter content.
Artist should be applied pre-emergence of crop and weeds, and before there are any visible sign of potato shoots appearing. As soon as the soil has settled, apply Artist evenly to both sides of the potato ridges which should be well-rounded and contain few clods.
Where the weeds have already emerged, we recommend using Artist in conjunction with a contact herbicide such as Harvest (glufosinate-ammonium).