Tech Talk – Weed control in spring barley


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Download PDF Innovation is the cornerstone upon which Corteva is built, but knowledge and application are the keys to getting the most out of the developments in crop protection chemistry. That’s why Corteva is proud to sponsor this Tech Talk and put the potential of this year’s spring crops in their hands. The introduction of a new herbicide active three years ago has enabled a more flexible approach to weed control in spring crops. CPM finds out how to get the best results. Fumitory isn’t adequately controlled by sulfonylureas or phenoxy herbicides. By Lucy de la Pasture The warm, dry spell during February means a lot of growers have managed to get an early start this spring, with a reasonable area of spring barley in the ground by mid-March. That will provide a longer growing period than the very compact season experienced last year, when many spring crops had only around 110 days between drilling and harvest. The extended season will provide a more open window for post-emergence weed control, with every likelihood of variable day and night time temperatures. That means going back to the fundamentals of spring weed control to get the best out of herbicide options.…
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NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...