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Black-grass Hub

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Black-grass hub - bayer

From roots in the soil, right up to satellites monitoring crop data, our aim is to reduce the impact of damaging weeds, insects and diseases across the world.

The Black-Grass Hub returns to CropTec in 2019. Visitors to the hub will have the opportunity to talk with Bayer experts on their own Black-Grass control methods, whilst gaining advice and information on ways to effectively deal with grass-weeds, focusing on integrated control measures to reduce weed seed return.

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Black-grass Hub

Sponsored by

Black-grass hub - bayer

From roots in the soil, right up to satellites monitoring crop data, our aim is to reduce the impact of damaging weeds, insects and diseases across the world.

The Black-Grass Hub returns to CropTec in 2019. Visitors to the hub will have the opportunity to talk with Bayer experts on their own Black-Grass control methods, whilst gaining advice and information on ways to effectively deal with grass-weeds, focusing on integrated control measures to reduce weed seed return.

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Day one timesSpeaker
1.00-1.15

John Cussans

NIAB

Understanding the black-grass seedbank

John Cussans of NIAB is one of two experts supporting Bayer’s Black-grass Task Force project with ideas and guidance. The initiative aims to help translate trials success demonstrating how to control black-grass into commercial reality. The session will include preliminary results from the weed seedbank assessment. John and his colleagues at NIAB took soil samples from a range of depths on two farms to develop a detailed understanding of where black-grass and other weed seeds are concentrated in the soil profile.

2.50 – 3.05

Paul Drinkwater

Farm Manager

Tackling black-grass in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Farm Manager Paul Drinkwater, is one of two farmers taking part in the Bayer Black-grass Task Force project. On his farm, black-grass is a serious problem and the challenge is only getting worse. For Paul, the task will be about how to minimise the damages caused by black-grass and develop a strategy to make running his farm more economically viable. At the Knowledge Hub, Paul will be speaking about why he got involved with the Task Force and what his experience has been so far.

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