Herbicide insight at Cereals 05

THE LATEST technical innovations and how they fit on farm will be under the spotlight in Velcourt‘s ‘What‘s New in Arable Farming‘ area at this year‘s Cereals show.

Together with Velcourt and FARMERS WEEKLY, FWi will keep you up to speed with developments from the trial plots in the run-up to the show in our dedicated Cereals 2005 section.

Herbicide options on display include Bayer‘s latest Atlantis family member, 05H, which offers growers more broadleaf weed control and first time label brome control, said Velcourt‘s Keith Norman.

Approved use runs until the end of April – almost a month later than Atlantis (mesosulfuron-methyl + iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium), added Bayer‘s Gary Jobling.

Syngenta‘s prosulfacarb 8545 residual herbicide for pre-emergence blackgrass and ryegrass control is also on display and is of particular interest because there are no known resistance problems, said Mr Norman.

“It‘s significant because pre-em is becoming more important as post-em pressure increases,” he said.

It is hoped that the product will be launched to growers this autumn, noted Syngenta‘s Jason Tatnell.

To find out more about these, and other trials involving wheat, barley, oilseed rape and agri-environmental schemes, visit the What‘s New in Arable Farming section within FWi‘s Cereals 2005 coverage.