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  1. Corteva Updates

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme Farmers who drilled oilseed rape in July and August without applying a pre-emergence herbicide will need a tailored approach to weed control this autumn. Corteva AgriscienceTM says earlier drilling is one strategy being employed on...
  2. Corteva Updates

    Follow the label when using Forefront T

    Follow the label when using Forefront T Farmers using Forefront T to control perennial weeds such as docks, thistles, ragwort and nettles to turn infested pasture back into productive grassland, must remember treatment comes with certain obligations. “Forefront T must only be used in fields...
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    Controlling thistles in grassland

    Controlling thistles in grassland Fields filled with 10% thistles produce 10% less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry. “As early grass growth has been poor in many parts, forage supply might not meet demand coming from the cattle and...
  4. Corteva Updates

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops Specialist crop growers have been unfortunate in the last few years as they are denied active ingredients, either as products are revoked or as they go through re-registration and lose crops and uses. But the classic post-emergence...
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    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot

    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot The attributes of a new oilseed rape variety could make it the perfect fit for farmers who plan to switch to early drilling to improve autumn establishment. PX131 from Pioneer, the seed brand of Corteva...
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    Removing weeds in paddocks

    Removing weeds in paddocks Many horse owners simply ignore weeds growing in paddocks, letting their animals graze around them. This is not always in the horse’s or paddock’s interests says Dr Nicola Perry, weed biology specialist for Corteva Agriscience. “Weeds need controlling for many...
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    Dock control after silage cuts

    Dock control after silage cuts Spraying docks with an effective translocated herbicide two to three weeks after taking a silage cut will give very good control, as dock plants will all be the same size and have fresh healthy leaves when treated. “Spraying with a herbicide like Doxstar® Pro a...
  8. Corteva Updates

    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet

    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet Sugar beet has now been planted and is starting to grow away. This year the crop is showing a wide range of growth stages from 4 to 5 leaves to emerging plants at cotyledon stage. Sugar beet remains an important crop in the UK...
  9. Corteva Updates

    Weed pressure could increase in south east following dry spell

    Weed pressure could increase in south east following dry spell A prolonged period of dry weather coupled with a significant switch to spring cropping is causing weed control programmes to change for farmers in south east England. Torrential winter rain led to a huge shift away from winter...
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    Fight chickweed menace now

    Fight chickweed menace now Chickweed is now growing and can smother established grassland or young leys, warns Dr Nicola Perry, grassland specialist with Corteva Agriscience. And its prostrate growing habit allows it to rapidly colonise any gaps in the sward. Chickweed will be found in...
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    Corteva Agriscience to help dairy farmers Farm More Forage

    Corteva Agriscience to help dairy farmers Farm More Forage Corteva Agriscience is today (Wednesday 5 February) launching it’s ‘FarmMoreForage’ initiative at Dairy-Tech 2020 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Using home-grown forage is the easiest way for dairy farmers to become more...
  12. Corteva Updates

    Spring cereals switch demands herbicide strategy rethink

    Spring cereals switch demands herbicide strategy rethink Farmers abandoning winter cereals and switching to spring wheat and barley will need to pay close attention to broadleaf weed control if they are to prevent significantly reduced yields. For many arable farms, fieldwork taking place...
  13. Corteva Updates

    Winter wheat grassweed threat needs urgent attention

    Winter wheat grassweed threat needs urgent attention Significant populations of grassweeds, including ryegrass and brome, threaten winter wheat yields this year after farmers struggled to implement robust herbicides in the autumn. Spring applications of a contact graminicide to control...
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    Blog: Switching herbicide strategies from spring to autumn

    Blog: Switching herbicide strategies from spring to autumn There are very good reasons why most farmers schedule broad-leaved weed control applications for the spring. Warmer weather, more daylight hours and the convenience of tank mixing herbicides are three of them. But there are...
  15. Corteva Updates

    Remove the burden of spring weed control - treat grassland weeds now!

    Remove the burden of spring weed control - treat grassland weeds now! Rapid grass growth and multiple silage cuts taken to make up last winters forage shortfall, meant many weedy fields missed out on a herbicide spray in spring, says weed biology specialist, Dr Nicola Perry from Corteva...
  16. Corteva Updates

    Product innovation ensures oilseed rape remains a vital break crop

    Product innovation ensures oilseed rape remains a vital break crop UK arable farmers know more about managing volatility than most. Unpredictable global weather patterns, currency fluctuations and ever-changing regulations are just three areas every farming business will either have benefited...
  17. Corteva Updates

    Ground breaking oilseed rape herbicide Belkar set for Cereals launch

    Ground breaking oilseed rape herbicide Belkar set for Cereals launch Growers visiting Cereals in June will get their first chance to explore the full potential of a new oilseed rape herbicide. Belkar from Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, has pushed the boundary of...
  18. Corteva Updates

    Controlling docks between silage cuts

    Controlling docks between silage cuts Grassland farmers may need to tackle dock infestations in silage fields in the next few weeks, as the early spring led to first cuts being taken before these tough perennial weeds could be treated. Where docks are present, weed control is a small cost...
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    Corteva Agriscience marks new era with launch of OSR herbicide Belkar

    Corteva Agriscience marks new era with launch of OSR herbicide Belkar Corteva Agriscience today reinforced its position as a leader in UK crop protection and seed by launching a ground-breaking new oilseed rape herbicide at Cereals 2019. Corteva spun from DowDuPont on 1 June to create an...
  20. Corteva Updates

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm Farmers who have treated pasture with Forefront® T (contains aminopyralid and triclopyr), this year are reminded of the need to pay attention to restrictions on its use, and how treated grass may be subsequently used. Forefront T is...
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