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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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