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Barton Black-grass Focus Site

The Syngenta Black-grass Innovation Centre at Barton is part of a network of trial sites across the country, providing practical solutions for farmers. The site is now in its third year, and is continuing to generate useful insights into the short- and long-term impact of cultural, chemical and application methods on grass weed control and yield. Trials this year include:

 • Cultural Control • Herbicide Efficacy • Application Advances

Grassweed Diaries

Our Grassweed Diaries are brought to you by our Grassweed Specialist, James Southgate. Throughout the series, he will be discussing the innovative trials he is conducting at the Black-grass Focus Site at Barton, and sharing his findings.

In the first episode, James shares an innovative approach of using rice to understand the effects of cultivation on black-grass distribution in the soil.

News from Barton

Read on for the latest news and findings from Barton Black-grass Focus Site.


The better Black-grass control results of #lowslowcovered application techniques have been clearly revealed using new drone imagery technology on the Syngenta Barton Innovation...


The Syngenta Spray Dudes use a combination of fun science and entertainment to highlight key messages that will help sprayer operators get the best performance from all their pr...


We host regular trial site visits at Barton Black-grass Focus site. Throughout June we hosted hundreds of farmers, agronomists and sprayer operators to demonstrate our findings from black-grass trials. Stay tuned for a date for our results meeting towards the end of the year.

Pre-em application

Pre-emergence application

Advice on pre-em application and latest findings from trials

Innovation Centres

Innovation Centres

Innovation Centres are a great opportunity for you to come and see our work in-field...