Arable Weed Week is live!

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Arable Weed Week to shine a light on the future of sustainable weed management

Through a series of live events, discussion and debate, Arable Weed Week will showcase the latest thinking and best practice on weed management in the context of the changing political and environmental agenda.

Taking place from June 14 – 18 in collaboration with The CropTec Show and Arable Farming, the event will see industry experts and farmers tap into new thinking around sustainable weed management, to ask: how exactly does it fit into new systems of farming? Could new technologies and tools provide solutions to some of the most pressing weed control challenges?

Brought together through a series of activities in collaboration with industry partners, including BASF, Bayer, AminoA and HORSCH UK, highlights will include BASF’s resistance management masterclass, with a stellar line up of experts and farmers on the ground.

The week will investigate the role of integrated pest management (IPM) in a grower’s weed management toolkit and offer up live debates and panel discussions to share invaluable technical know-how and practical solutions.

Bayer will also be teaming up with NIAB to bring growers and agronomists the latest advice and insight into the UK status of rye-grass resistance, gaining exclusive access to field trials with Bayer’s latest herbicide, Proclus (Aclonifen) on Sentry farm manager Ben Binder’s 800-hectare North Court Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

Setting the scene around the science behind mode of action diversity with leading weed biologist and NIAB expert John Cussans, alongside in-depth case studies on grass-weed management, Arable Weed Week will offer a central hub to deliver diverse insight, opinion, and advice.

The event’s live Q&A sessions during the series of debates throughout the week will open an exciting opportunity for growers to engage with some of the leaders in the industry.

Events taking place throughout the week:
  • Improve herbicide efficacy of late drilled crops with AminoA bio-stimulants - Richard Phillips, managing director of natural bio-stimulant manufacturer AminoA, explains how the use of next generation biological crop stimulants has helped one farm operation develop a late drilling system to help manage a major resistant blackgrass problem. Watch the video
  • How well do you know your weeds? Test your knowledge, make sure to join us on Twitter at 7pm and on our website for the quiz! PLUS get 1 BASiS point if you answer them all correctly on the website. Take the quiz
  • Tuesday, June 15 - Weed Workshop - sponsored by BASF - Join us for a day packed with in-depth information, advice and tips from the experts at BASF. Tune in to watch a stellar line up of panellists showcase the valuable role of integrated pest management (IPM) and how growers are going beyond the “simple-fix” approach to weed control. With highlights including a resistance management masterclass with farmers and industry leaders, to taking a hard look at the challenges in launching and protecting chemistry for sustainable weed control, the day will offer up technical know-how and practical solutions. Find out more
  • Wednesday, June 16 - New innovation: maximise long-term control webinar - sponsored by Bayer - Exciting new innovation for UK farmers, offering improved control and lower resistance risks. Hear from two farmers about successful black-grass and Italian ryegrass control using Proclus (aclonifen) on their farm. We also speak to leading weed biologists about how to maintain the long-term activity of herbicides. Learn about the different modes of action, how to build a diverse programme and prevent resistance. Find out more
  • Thursday, June 17 - Crop it Like it’s Hot EXTRA: IPM, Resistance Management and the future of weed control in the UK - Sponsored by BASF - Join us for a special weed control episode of Crop It Like It’s Hot. Alice Dyer, journalist by day, farmer by night, will be joined by a team of growers, agronomists and the BASF team who are bringing a new mode of action to live. Giving new hope to those battling black-grass in the UK. Find out more
Housed on our dedicated online hub, all Arable Weed Week content, useful reader resources and a profile of our industries partners will be readily available to view on demand at

To keep up to date and get involved with the industry conversation, be sure to follow our social media platforms @CropTecShow @arablefarming on Twitter and use the #AWW21, as well as The CropTec Show Facebook page.

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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...