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Optimising Performance Of Pre-Emergence Herbicides

Getting the spray application right when applying pre-emergence herbicides is crucial.  For some tips to optimise control from residual herbicides this autumn click here….


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Belkar Gives Flexible Weed Control in OSR

Belkar adds a new level of flexibility when trying to control weeds in OSR this autumn.  It can be sprayed from September to December, and uniquely, has no following crop restrictions in the event of crop failure.  Read more…

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How To Control Tuber Blight in Potatoes in 2022

With fluazinam under pressure from resistance, what are the best strategies to control tuber blight for potato growers in 2022.  Click here for the best advice from Bayer Cropscience


Corteva Grassland & Maize Update

Click here for the May 2022 Grassland & Maize Update from Corteva Agrisciences

Getting The Best From Broadway Star

For the latest advice on using Broadway Star to control brome, wild oats and broad-leaved weeds in winter wheat  click here…

Spring Clean OSR With Korvetto

Korvetto®is a selective post-emergence spring applied herbicide for use on winter oilseed rape.  For more information and best use guidelines click here.


Knapsack Spraying Made Easy With The Matabi Rechargeable Sprayer

Time to invest in a new knapsack sprayer for Spring 2022.  The Matabi Evolution 15LTC is powered by an 18 volt Lithium-Ion battery which means there is absolutely no pumping required.  With enough power from one charge for up to 25 fills, this sprayer takes all the work out of spraying.  For a full demonstration of how it works – click here



Rediscover Phenoxies – A Useful Guide

Although they have been around a long time, Phenoxy herbicides such as MCPA and 2,4-D are still mainstays of weed control, especially in grassland.  To discover how they work, and how best to use them, click here…

Clopyralid Label Changes Affecting Grassland Sprays

Corteva have announced that there will be a number of important label changes to some products containing the active ingredient Clopyralid coming through in 2022/23This will affect products such as Thistlex, Leystar & Pas-Tor.  The changes will restrict their use to grazing fields only – therefore not for use in silage/hay production.  There will also be restrictions on the use of slurry/manure on farms following application of these products.  We will keep you fully informed of the changes as they come through.  For more information click here…


Corteva Arable Update October 2021

Get the latest tips on managing weeds in oilseed rape and winter cereals.  Click here….


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