Grassweed control – Diversify to spice up weed control

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Variety may be the spice of life, but it’s also said to be the best way to get the most out of grassweed herbicides and avoid resistance problems. CPM looks a little closer. One of the biggest issues for all grassweed management is the over-reliance on flufenacet. By Lucy de la Pasture There’s a saying that strength lies not similarities but in differences, and the same is true when it comes to herbicides. In many areas of crop protection there are limited options to choose from but when it comes to pre-emergence herbicides for winter wheat, they somewhat buck the trend. In fact, even though it may not feel like it when considering difficult weeds like blackgrass, there’s a plethora of products and five modes of action which could potentially be stacked and sequenced together. Using several modes of action in a herbicide programme improves control and prevents resistance, says NIAB weed scientist John Cussans. And he’s keen to spread the word about how this diversity can be used to advantage. “A herbicide contains one or more active substances. For example, Liberator contains two – flufenacet and diflufenican (DFF). Simply put, the mode of action is the molecular…
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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...