155: Herbicides season 2020 – what is the best practice?

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155: Herbicides season 2020 – what is the best practice?

Written by AHDB

In this episode we will discuss which herbicides have shown good results during SPot Farm trials, after linuron was banned in 2017. We will speak with representatives of FMC and Bayer about best practice when applying Shark or Emerger.


Joe Martin – AHDB Crop Protection Senior Scientist - Weeds

Jeff Fieldsend – Agronomy Manager FMC

Edward Hagues – Campaign Manager – Potatoes and Industrial Crops

Useful links:

Learn more about Emerger (including the tank mix sheet): https://cropscience.bayer.co.uk/our-products/herbicides/emerger/

Learn more about Shark: https://fmc-agro.co.uk/herbicides/shark

For SPot farm trials results and more information on weeds control: https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/weeds-and-volunteer-control

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...