Weed control – DIY finds where differences lie



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Wondering what herbicide strategy works best on grassweeds? The surest answers may come from on-farm test plots. CPM talks to two growers about their results and gleans expert guidance. I’ve used all sorts of products over the years, but I don’t really have any idea how much they actually work. By Tom Allen-Stevens Over the next few weeks there’s a strong chance you’ll spend a considerable portion of your entire annual herbicide budget on residual chemistry applied to your cereal crop. There’s also a strong chance you’ll have little solid evidence it’s delivering value for money, let alone any idea of the difference between the products available in your particular situation. It’s this uncertainty that led Warwicks grower David Brightman to conduct his own on-farm test plots. Not only that, he took them to yield and now has some relatively robust data of his own on margin over input cost (MOIC). “I’ve used all sorts of products against my blackgrass over the years, but I don’t really have any idea how much they actually work,” he comments. A slide shown as part of a talk given at the Warwicks Farm Management Group prompted David Brightman to consider his own…
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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...