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Roundup approved for preharvest use.
August 12, 2004

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has labeled Roundup for preharvest and spot-treatments of weeds in dry beans. The product is NOT to be used as a desiccant.

According to the label, Roundup must be applied at the "hard dough" stage of the legume seed (30% grain moisture or less). Also, it is not recommended for use on dry beans grown for seed, as a reduction in germination or vigor may occur.

Spraying green immature beans can cause high residues. In 2002, green Vista navy beans sprayed with Roundup UltraMax had a glyphosate residue level of 20 parts per million. The Food and Drug Administration has set 5 parts per million as the tolerance level.

Contact your chemical supplier and your bean dealer for more information.



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