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  • Catch 22

    What a difference a fortnight makes. Turning the clock back to less than 2 weeks ago in fact; the soil was hard, dry with anything that had been cultivated over the summer period and not rolled to conserve the moisture. The dreaded Blackgrass was sitting dormant in the dust refusing to germinate and...
    Posted to Farmer Jake's Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Wed, Oct 15 2014
  • Herbicide Resistance

    Both grassweeds, and to a lesser extent broad-leaved weeds, are becoming increasingly difficult to control with the available chemistry where herbicide resistance is found. Resistance is now widespread across the UK, particularly in blackgrass populations, but also in ryegrass, wild oats, chickweed and...
    Posted to Crop comments (Forum) by Clarkee12 on Thu, Dec 13 2012
  • Pre-emergence herbicide shortage

    Shortages of Crystal and Liberator mean some farmers are not going to be able to apply their planned pre-emergence sprays. It looks like some with troublesome grassweeds will have to rely on post-emergence options like Atlantis, and this won't be helpful in the battle against resistance build-up...
    Posted to Crop comments (Forum) by james andrews on Wed, Sep 22 2010
  • Help needed on farmers views towards agri-environmental schemes

    Hi there, I am a student studying Environmental science at university and am in serious need of a bit more data for a project I am doing for ECM. If any of you have a couple of minutes (if that) could you please fill in the answers to the following questions (very small questionnaire)? 1. What size is...
    Posted to Crop comments (Forum) by student@mmu on Fri, Mar 28 2008
  • Berks spray programme under way

    With his Berks autumn sowing completed Nigel Horne (left) has just embarked on the main spraying programme at Catmore Farm, West Ilsley. First off was 2litres/ha of simazine on the recently drilled home-saved Wizard beans. "We went over first with the Simba Cultipress just to level the ground,"...
  • Blackgrass control - online help with the added bonus of basis points!

    BASF have produced an online guide to weed control in autumn cereals. It seems to be four videos which once you have watched allows you to apply for basis points. http://www.autumncereals.co.uk
    Posted to Crop comments (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Fri, Sep 28 2007
  • Do combines spread herbicide-resistant grassweeds?

    There's plenty of talk about herbicide resistance in blackgrass and what to do about it, but having just finished an article on the subject (Crops, 15 Sept), I was wondering what people thought about how resistant weeds spread across farms? The agronomist I was with suggested the combine was probably...
    Posted to Crop comments (Forum) by Paul Spackman on Wed, Sep 12 2007
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