Getting to grips with ryegrass

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

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, [...]

Why hybrid rye is gaining ground

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 [...]

Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops

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 [...]

Black-grass resistance lessons in brome battle

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Black-grass resistance lessons in brome battle by Arable Farming Can the industry avoid brome grasses becoming as hard to control as black-grass? The answer may lie in research nearing completion. Andrew Blake reports. The extent to which black-grass has become [...]

Grass-weed herbicide waiting in the wings

Anew herbicide aimed at tackling grass-weeds is planned for launch in autumn next year, subject to regulatory approval. Already available to growers in Australia, the active Luximo is a pre-emergence with a new mode of action and, according to manufacturer BASF, there is no known resistance to it.

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