Black-grass research uncovered - video update
See what’s new on the UKs most comprehensive multi-year, integrated black-grass control trials site.
Now into third year of a dynamic layered approach to cultivations/establishment systems/crop/variety and herbicide trials, the Barton Black-grass Focus Site, near Cambridge, has a host of new ideas for the coming season.
See what's on trial at Barton this season. Click here or on the image below:
Syngenta Field Technical Manager, James Southgate, highlighted that grass weed seed dormancy was exceptionally low after harvest, which has offered a real chance to take great advantage of cultural controls.
This season some of the pioneering work to give growers practical solutions include:
“With several years of results at Barton we are building up a really good picture of techniques that growers could look at for their farms; the control that can be achieved and, crucially, the financial implications for the current crop and longer term sustainable grass weed control.
“With every farm facing a different scenario there’s no one clear answer,” he added. “But with so many options and alternatives being studied, there is something for everyone to be seen and discussed.”
Furthermore, with three years of application trials on the site – which inspired the Low; Slow; Covered approach to pre-em techniques – further exciting work is looking at new nozzle options and techniques to cope with gusty conditions.
There's also a great chance to see and hear more about the trials and the results at one of the Barton Open Days this summer. Click on the links below for your chance to visit: