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.
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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.
A special on-line resource has been launched to provide arable managers across the country with a structured approach to regaining control over their most damaging grassweeds based on the best available soil and crop management intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
It is a known fact that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has withdrawn all glyphosate-based plant protection products containing polyethoxylated tallow amine as a formulation component.
Cultivation immediately after harvesting has become standard practice for growers wanting the best control of problem grassweeds ahead of winter cereal drilling. But it’s about the worst thing they can do after oilseed rape if they also want to deal with the volunteers that can be so problematic in arable rotations.
Herbicide resistance is a very real threat to our ability to effectively control weeds in amenity situations and groundsmen need to take steps to avoid it, warns Monsanto.
Amenity managers and contractors should plan weed control operations carefully in catchy spring weather, warns Monsanto, manufacturer of glyphosate herbicide Roundup ProVantage.
Rapid and effective destruction of worn out, weedy swards is one of the most important keys to success in grassland improvement through re-seeding, stresses weed control specialist, Barrie Hunt of Monsanto.
Contractors are reaping the benefits of a new formulation for Monsanto’s Ecoplug Max, now fully available from distributors.
Roundup ProVantage, the glyphosate herbicide from market leader Monsanto, is formulated to set new and improved standards in weed control.
Spraying-off patches of cereals badly-infested with grassweeds this season can be highly cost-effective in preventing disastrous levels of weed seed return, according to leading agronomy advisers. But only if it is done at the right time and with sufficient care.
An advanced new Roundup has been introduced this season to help hard-pressed livestock producers across the UK make the most of their grassland improvement opportunities.
Grazing livestock producers should be re-seeding 5-10% of their grassland area each year on a carefully-planned basis for the greatest productivity and profitability. They should to do so in programmes that combine the most effective new sward establishment with the least time out of production. And they should look beyond ryegrasses alone to other species in general and hybrid festuloliums in particular for the most palatable and robust seed mixtures.
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Maize growers should apply the stale seedbed approach that has proved so successful in controlling problem weeds ahead of autumn cereals to get their crops off to the best, weed-free start this season, advises a leading weed management specialist.
Ecoplug Max is a patented tree stump control application method. Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate which is released inside the tree stump ensuring all the active ingredient is carefully targeted where it is needed.
More care and less speed in stubble glyphosate spraying are critical to making the most of its increasingly vital role in arable grass weed control this autumn, insist leading crop management experts. Published by CPM 8/8/2016
Getting the timing right is key to maximising efficacy as is the correct approach to spraying. Check out the essentials of best practice.
Tips on making the most of stubble management
Considerations for, and timing of, OSR desiccation in an unpredictable climate
Currently there are no known cases of glyphosate resistance in the UK; to help ensure this remains the case the Weed Resistance Action Group have issued guidelines for minimizing the risk of it developing.
A press release from Monsanto with guidelines for getting rid of Japanese Knotweed.
Find the latest Monsanto advice on Best Practice for Mixing and Rinsing Knapsack sprayers.
A new tool has been introduced this season to help farmers across the UK identify, track and better manage a wide range of troublesome weeds with glyphosate.
Weed-infested cereal crops can be sprayed off with glyphosate herbicide ahead of harvest to control weeds and also improve grain quality.
The latest formulation of Roundup (glyphosate) to come to market in the UK offers the highest ever loading of active ingredient, a hazard free labe land low drift properties.
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An easy to use stem base disease identification if you are concerned about the effects of take-all on your crop yields.
Ivy is an attractive plant that can become a menace and cause damage to buildings and monuments, although it does provide cover and food for wildlife, so its removal needs to be considered carefully.
Amenity managers are experiencing unusual problems with weed control this year after the coldest spring for 50 years. Slow weed emergence and development make planning by the calendar impossible.
Latest Roundup advice for spraying potatoes post-planting pre-emergence.