Thursday 21st May at the Rothamsted Innovation Centre, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.
Get to grips with the future of sustainable weed control at the Weed Innovation Workshop, brought to you by The CropTec Show and Rothamsted Research.
As herbicide resistance grows, political pressure intensifies, and cost of production rises, a more holistic approach to weed control is needed. From black-grass to broad-leaved weeds, weed control this season are expected to be challenging, as growers have struggled to get on the land to achieve early control.
Growers looking to adopt a more sustainable approach to weed control are invited to delve into the principles of Integrated Weed Management (IWM), at the Weed Innovation Workshop.
Have all your weed control questions answered by a range of speakers from Rothamsted and NIAB. They will introduce IWM, give up to date information on the status of herbicide resistance in the UK, thoughts on new non-chemical options and data platforms that can be accessed for information.
Alongside this there will be data presented from field trials which have been plugging gaps in our knowledge base. Playing devil’s advocate, there will also be information on how weeds can be beneficial, and the role they play in farm ecosystems across the rotation.
For those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the research supporting the future of their farming business, there will be an exclusive field tour of Rothamsted’s experiments, including Broadbalk – the world’s longest running agricultural experiment – and a new largescale rotational experiment. Breakout sessions will give growers the opportunity to build an IWM strategy to suit their own farming systems, combating specific weed scenarios.
The workshop is free to attend with only 60 places available to book. For full list of speakers, content and to register for the workshop, please click here.