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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 2023.  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….


Optimise Harvest Management With Roundup Energy

For comprehensive harvest management, use Roundup Energy every time.  Click here for full recommendations on when and how much to apply. 

Corteva Launch New Forage App

For more information and to download the new Forage App, Click here… 

The forage app is packed with new features and resources to help you maximise your homegrown forage, including:

• Decision tree tools to help you find the best Corteva and Pioneer product solutions

• Access to newsletters

• Product information

• ‘How to’ sections and much more.

Get UK Recommended Lists On Your Phone

Have all the latest yield and agronomic data at your fingertips.  For the latest AHDB recommended lists click here


Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) | AHDB


Sencorex Flow – Variety Tolerance List

For the full list of varieties tolerant to Sencorex Flow – click here


Skyway Xpro – The All-In-One Solution For Wheat

For the simplest all-in-one solution to disease control in wheat – use Skyway Xpro protects against Septoria, Yellow Rust and Eyespot.

Click here for more

Skyway 285 Xpro

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Recent Crop Crack

  • Spring Crops Growing Rapidly

    The catchy weather in April and early May has meant Septoria pressure has been extremely high especially on those earlier drilled winter wheat crops. The ear has now emerged…

  • Spring Crops Emerging Quickly

    Spring Cereals Spring crops are looking very well and without the more usual effects of waterlogging seen in other years.  Although weeds are emerging fast as a result of…

  • Spring Crops Growing Well

    Spring Cereals Spring crops are looking very well and without the more usual effects of waterlogging seen in other years.  Although weeds are emerging fast as a result of…

Recent News

  • Roundup Energy – The Ideal Pre-Harvest Treatment

    When applying pre-harvest glyphosate, it is essential to get the timing right to maximise the benefit in higher yields and ease of harvest.  For comprehensive guidance on best practice…

  • Pre-Harvest Mapping of Grass Weeds Essential

    Once the combine has been through the field it can be easy to forget where exactly the problem areas are in the field.  Mapping which fields have issues with…

  • How To Control Docks In Grassland

    Watch this short video from Corteva Agriscience’s Mark Shaw explaining how best to control docks, illustrating optimum plant size and showing why “any spray is better than no spray” is…