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forage restrictions, herbicides, small grain

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ExEx 8140


Plant Science


Small grain crop s are sometimes harvest for livestock forage; either as part of a planned program or as a supplemental or emergency forage source. Several cereal herbicides have restrictions on crop use for forage. Residue data is lacking for some, especially for products used on crops intended for grain harvest. For these herbicides, it appears to be more an issue of lacking data rather than toxicity concern. For other, forage use is not restricted or the interval since application is sufficiently short to allow forage use. Recommendations for any use of treated crops are based on EPA label approval where residue tolerances have been set. For combination treatments, use the most restrictive guideline.