Research Briefing – Partners in success

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Download PDF The latest trials by Nufarm have shown that the scope of weed control by its sulfonylurea herbicide, Paramount Max, can be extended to ‘off-label’ species when paired with partner products – helping growers to tackle some of the most challenging weeds. CPM finds out more. To have a solution which works well on its own – and even better with a partner – is invaluable. By Charlotte Cunningham For as long as chemistry has existed, farmers and agronomists alike have experimented with various mixtures and combinations to try and get the best from weed control. Iain Allan – account manager at Nufarm – is no exception, having worked as an agronomist for over 20 years. Over this time, Iain says he identified trends and ‘tricks of the trade’ when it came to optimising the control of some of the most troublesome weeds which were not on the label, which ultimately led to Nufarm’s latest research into the efficacy of its sulfonylurea herbicide, Paramount Max (florasulam+ tribenuron-methyl). “Based in the north of Scotland, spring barley was my main crop and one of the SU herbicides I used to use frequently was a product called Inka (thifensulfuron-methyl+ tribenuron-methyl).” Iain explains…
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...