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The right time to apply a pre-harvest desiccant is when the crop is physiologically mature, says crop specialist Harry Brook.

In deciding when to desiccate, crop maturity trumps harvest timelines

The Canola Council of Canada’s Spray to Swath calculator shows just how 
long to wait after spraying a desiccant or other pre-harvest chemical

Reading Time: 2 minutes In desiccation — as in life — success is usually defined by maturity. “Whatever product you’re using, make sure you’re using it when the majority of the plants in the field is physiologically mature,” said Harry Brook, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “You get into problems when they’re immature. It doesn’t preserve your […] Read more