weed control

  1. Farming Monthly National RSS

    Honda duo provides ideal solution for Northamptonshire farm

    Written by Administrator from Farming Monthly National A Honda Pioneer UTV and a Fourtrax ATV are both essential to the smooth running of a family-owned livestock farm on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border. Trading as EM Eaton & Son, the Eaton family has farmed the 100ha farm for...
  2. FMC Agro UK

    Early application key to combat broadleaved weeds in potato crops

    Early application key to combat broadleaved weeds in potato crops Early season application of contact herbicide Shark (carfentrazone-ethyl) to potato crops can give performance comparable to diquat, according to FMC Commercial Technical Manager Jeff Fieldsend. FMC Commercial Technical...
  3. CPM RSS

    Weed control – Crops have competitive edge

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF As a relatively dry and kind winter morphs into spring, CPM asks agronomists from across the UK how weed control is likely to differ this season. We’re seeing hedge-to-hedge cropping compared with last year, when crop cover was quite sporadic. By...
  4. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – An alternative solution

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF As sugar beet growers struggle to continue growing the crop, one grower in Herefordshire has invested in an alternative, mechanical, solution for weed control to help him keep beet in the rotation. CPM visited him to find out more...
  5. D

    3 cuts verse 4cuts

    I farm in Northern Ireland and toiling with the idea of going for 4 cuts. I harvest my own silage and just looking at ways to make better silage Does it bulk the same over the 4 cuts etc and when best to cut
  6. Breckland Boy

    Beet '22

    Made a start drilling today. Direct into an ex 2 year ley. Reasonably confident that it won't blow.
  7. le bon paysan

    1st time with peas

    As the title suggests, trying peas for animal protein. Does planting at 6 or 12 inch rows make any difference?
  8. shumungus

    Wholecrop choices.

    Wanting to reduce meal use next winter. Suckler to beef and sheep enterprise. No grain storage facilities. Wanting to grow grain and put in silo along with grass. What are the pro's and cons of wheat versus osts versus rye. Never grew grain before, educate me.
  9. Hutchinsons News

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ The switch from direct support to environmentally-focussed payments presents massive challenges over coming years, but leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is helping growers plan the best way forward to benefit from the opportunities...
  10. Hutchinsons News

    Make the most of pre-em weed control in beet

    Make the most of pre-em weed control in beet Pre-emergence herbicides will need to feature more prominently in sugar beet weed control programmes in order to mitigate the risks from poorer control later in the season, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says. While post-emergence chemistry has...
  11. Corteva Updates

    Protecting your new leys

    Protecting your new leys Reseeding is an important part of grassland management, but youll gain the most benefit from your investment with effective weed control. Forager finds out more. Why is it important to control weeds in new leys? Reseeding is essential for maintaining productive...
  12. Corteva Updates

    Attention to detail fundamental to growing maize well

    Attention to detail fundamental to growing maize well Maize is not the easiest crop to grow well in our temperate and unpredictable climate. But the popularity of this high-yielding crop has increased in recent times with advances in plant breeding supporting the needs of dairy farmers all...
  13. Corteva Updates

    Cereal growers urged to follow tried and tested herbicide programmes this autumn

    Cereal growers urged to follow tried and tested herbicide programmes this autumn Corteva AgriscienceTM says farmers growing winter cereal crops should persevere with early-season herbicide programmes wherever possible as changeable weather hits much of the UK. The company says skipping a...
  14. 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...
  15. Corteva Updates

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. Corteva Updates

    Spray weed seedlings in new-sown leys for best control

    Spray weed seedlings in new-sown leys for best control Control of perennial weeds such as docks, thistles and buttercups is easier and much more cost-effective in new-sown leys than spraying mature, fully established weeds a year later, according to Dr Nicola Perry, weed biology specialist for...
  18. 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...
  19. Corteva Updates

    The first and only UK recommended Clearfield OSR

    The first and only UK recommended Clearfield OSR The UK’s oilseed rape growers have been through a number of significant challenges in recent seasons. Weather, pest and weed pressure have all played their part in frustrating farmers’ ability to grow consistent, profitable crops. But...
  20. 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...
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