Pre-ems on chopped straw


After a heavy straw yield year like this one, I’m finding over 70% soil cover after the drill (dd) in places. If there’s so little soil visible do you still put a pre-em on and hope it gets washed off the straw onto the soil? Or wait and go peri-em with the view of hitting the grass weeds themselves and leaving a residual layer on what little soil is visible?


As above, I'm using avadex. Then following up with pre/peri/post (whichever is most appropriate) emergence.
If there's a really thick cover of straw I don't think much will emerge through it anyway, so the residual is really for those areas with less cover.

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...