Black-grass Hub 2017-12-01T12:36:56+00:00

Black-grass Hub

Black-grass control: don’t let up

The Black-grass Hub returns to CropTec with the latest developments in black-grass control. Featuring a series of presentations and a wealth of expertise from Bayer, the Hub is an essential stop at CropTec.

Each farm has a different set of challenges to control black-grass. Some have a long-standing problem, while others are only beginning to see it as an issue. Whatever situation you’re in, the Black-grass Hub has information and advice for you.

Throughout the event, experts will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss every aspect of black-grass from herbicides and resistance right through to drainage and drill setup.

There will also be a series of presentations based on Bayer’s building blocks for black-grass control. Each presentation features recent advances in black-grass management with the chance to ask the necessary questions. The presentations will run on both days of the event with times chosen specifically to avoid clashes with the main conference seminars.

Time Speaker
11.00am – 11.15am

Dr Rob Edwards
Newcastle University

Check
On day 1, Dr Rob Edwards of Newcastle University will discuss how close we are to having an in field test for herbicide resistance in black-grass which will help improve herbicide selection, timing and application. The speaker for day two is yet to be confirmed.

1.00pm – 1.15pm

Day one: Brian Barker, Suffolk arable farmer
Day two: Andrew Ward MBE, Lincolnshire arable farmer

Cultivation
Few topics provoke as much conversation as the best cultivator and cultivation. Bayer invites visitors to take part in a lively discussion about how to make sure cultivation is improving your black-grass control.

2.50pm – 3.05pm

Darren Adkins and Ben Giles
Bayer

Chemistry
Darren Adkins and Ben Giles of Bayer will talk about the newest herbicide option for black- grass control, Monolith (mesosulfuron + propoxycarbozone). For spring application only, Monolith controls black-grass in winter wheat crops with a 5–10% boost in control compared to other post-ems. Darren and Ben will give you everything you need to know ahead of spring.

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