Tech Talk – Spring weed control


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Download PDF Robust weed control is essential when growing a profitable cereal crop. Corteva Agriscience has a range of innovative chemistry designed to fulfil the needs of UK and Irish growers and is grateful for the opportunity to sponsor this CPM Tech Talk. Flexibility is key Broadleaf weeds often warrant a mix and match approach with herbicides in spring. CPM talks through some of the key considerations for this season. No one herbicide product usually offers a complete solution. By Lucy de la Pasture As weeds wake from their winter slumber, windows begin to open for their control in winter cereals. Every farm has different priorities but for the most competitive over-wintered broadleaf weed species, such as cleavers and poppy, early removal in spring is key. But as with many agronomy decisions, there’s often a compromise to be made. Spring germinating weeds, such as polygonums, may add to the spectrum and unpredictable spring weather can cause issues with herbicide efficacy, crop safety and the ability to travel. CPM discusses considerations for broadleaf weed control this spring with Corteva AgriScience’s Alister McRobbie and Andrew Gilchrist of Scottish Agronomy. What’s different this year? The area of winter-sown cereals has returned to more…
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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...