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Safeguarding Crops with Pre-Harvest Interval Calculator

Ensuring Safe and Efficient Crop Harvesting 

By: Farms.com

In the world of agriculture, protecting crops and ensuring their safe and efficient harvesting is paramount. One tool that has proven to be invaluable in this regard is the Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) Calculator provided by Keep it Clean. 

The PHI is a crucial factor in crop protection. It represents the minimum number of days that must pass between the application of a product and the cutting of the crop.  

This interval ensures that the product’s active ingredient has sufficient time to break down in the plant, preventing any unacceptable residues from being left behind. 

The pre-harvest interval calculator offers two main functions: 

  • Calculate PHI: Simply enter your crop type and the product you have sprayed. The calculator will inform you how many days after application you must wait before cutting your crop. This ensures that you meet the required PHI and maintain crop safety. 

  • Find a Product for a Specific Timeline: Enter your crop type and pesticide type, then use the slider to indicate when you plan to cut the crop. The calculator will suggest which products, if any, can be applied to meet that timeline. This feature is especially useful for planning and managing crop schedules effectively. 

Remember, the calculator is a helpful tool, but it's crucial to always read and follow the instructions on the product label. This includes information on application rates, timing, and the specific PHI for that product. 

By following these steps, farmers can ensure they are using crop protection products safely and effectively, while protecting their harvest and market access. 


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