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Responding to the Ryegrass Threat

Barrie Hunt turns his expert attention to managing Italian ryegrass in the latest in our series of articles on getting to grips with problem grassweeds.

Glyphosate stewardship guidelines Invaluable for UK growers

Guidelines for minimising the risk of glyphosate resistance development published by the Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG) are just what UK growers and agronomists need to safeguard the single most vital weapon in their grass weed control armoury. As such, these guidelines should form the essential basis for all glyphosate use from now on.

Perfecting the Stale Seedbed Approach

Move as little soil as possible, give yourself enough time and use it to greatest effect. These are the three keys to the best, most consistent stale seedbed control of annual grass weeds ahead of drilling identified by independent tillage specialist, Steve Townsend.

Reset glyphosate expectations Following tallow amine withdrawal

Do not expect the levels of performance you have been used to from many glyphosates this summer following the withdrawal of European approval for ethoxylated tallow amine (ETA) formulations, growers have been warned.

Counting the cost of compaction

Soil compaction costs the UK around £400-500 million every year, cutting wheat yields by 10-15%, increasing tillage energy, time and costs by up to 300% and reducing soil infiltration to almost zero, significantly increasing run-off and flooding.

Focus on soil management for black-grass control

Appropriate soil management can play a major part in controlling your black-grass before it controls you, growers and agronomists were advised at a national Soil & Water Management Centre improvement event in Lincolnshire.