Welcome to The Seed Circle

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The Seed Circle is the BOFIN Knowledge Cluster around this project of those with special interest, including scientists and representatives of machinery manufacturers who have opted in, share experiences and knowledge and help shape the project. It currently has 143 members, if this sounds like something that interests you, make sure to join the Seed Circle today by clicking here or going across to the BOFIN website👋

This project aims to help farmers establish reasonable expectation of what proportion grassweed is left standing at harvest and available to SCU (or other similar control measure). The project involves four farmers who have SCUs fitted to their combines, working with Will Smith (NIAB) who has drawn up a protocol for assessing weeds and efficacy of the SCU. This protocol was tested and validated in Year 1.

To see the results from year 1 click here.
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EPISODE 2 - Moving away from herbicides: A new window on weed seed management.​

🎧Listen to our latest episode on The BOFIN Buzz to find some great tips for reducing harvest weed seeds from our special guests!

For this exciting episode, we are joined by John Cussans and Will Smith from NIAB to discuss the Harvest Weed Seed Control project. There are some shocking results revealed along with some insightful tips and tricks for keeping those weed seeds away along with an in-depth look at the protocol and farmer involvement within the project.


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