With some growers beginning to get black-grass under control using cultural methods and new chemistry on the way, things are looking brighter for black-grass control.
Italian ryegrass is arguably more difficult to control than black-grass, being less responsive to cultural controls, but a new herbicide is helping to get on top of the weed.
Getting the message out on IPM When describing integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, recording when you do not take action, such as not applying a chemical, could be just as important as noting when you do. At an Arable Weed Week webinar, Rob Gladwin, head of technical management at BASF, [...]
The CropTec Show returns for live event in 2021 "Cultivating resilience: farming in a changing climate" The CropTec Show will open its doors once again to visitors at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on 24-25 November 2021. Visitors can register now for free tickets at www.croptecshow.com/register! With an [...]
Black-grass remains most problematic weed for growers, new polls confirm More than 60 per cent of growers confirmed black-grass remains the most problematic weed on-farm, in new poll results this week. As part of Arable Weed Week (AWW), which saw farmers and experts share the latest thinking on sustainable weed [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Why hybrid rye is gaining ground by Arable Farming Hybrid rye is rapidly gaining in popularity as an alternative to wheat and barley across the UK. Arable Farming reports. Hybrid rye is becoming an increasingly important part of the rotation on the 2,400 [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops by Arable Farming Suffolk-based Home Farm Nacton has purchased one of the UK’s first commercially-sold robot tractors, primarily for working in conventional and organic vegetable crops. Martin Rickatson saw it in action. A broad range of cropping [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Report explores potential solution for the future of novel crop protection by CHAP COULD a Biologicals Pipeline Accelerator and Demonstrator be the conduit to improving the uptake of novel crop protection products within UK agriculture? CHAP’s Innovation Network Lead, Dr [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Meeting the demand for home-grown soya by Arable Farming With growers that have dropped oilseed rape from the rotation now left with a hard-to-fill void in their break crop options, Alice Dyer takes a look at the prospects for soya. [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Breeding solutions to boost OSR reliability by Arable Farming A trio of new varieties show innovation in breeding oilseed rape is far from being at a standstill for the crop. Arable Farming finds out more from breeder DSV. While the [...]