17 November 1995

HGCA cash for wild oats work

HERBICIDE resistance in wild oats is to come under closer scrutiny, thanks to core funding from the Home-Grown Cereals Authoritys grower levy.

The three-year project at ADAS Boxworth and IACR-Rothamsted will assess how widespread the problem is, investigate resistance patterns and develop strategies for its prevention, containment and control.

The goal is a package similar to that created for herbicide-resistant blackgrass by the Weed Resistance Advisory Group.

Agrochemical suppliers AgrEvo, Cyanamid, Monsanto and Zeneca are collaborating in the work, contributing £80,000 to supplement the HGCAs £148,670. &#42