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CropTec and Rothamsted to host weed control workshop


The organisers of the CropTec event, and Rothamsted Research have come together to promote free one-day workshop on holistic weed control.

They say that the Weed Innovation Workshop on 21st May will hep growers to understand the principles of Integrated Weed Management (IWM) in the face of multiple issues including increased herbicide resistance, political pressure, a loss of active ingredients, rising costs, and difficulties in getting on land this spring.

According to the organisers, the event provides the opportunity to get ‘weed control questions answered by a range of speakers from Rothamsted and NIAB. They will introduce IWM, give up to date information on the status of herbicide resistance in the UK, thoughts on new non-chemical options and data platforms that can be accessed for information.’

Data will also be presented from field trials ,and suggestions that weeds can be beneficial, playing an important role in farm ecosystems across the rotation. There will also be the opportunity to tour Rothamsted’s experiments, including the world’s longest continually running agricultural experiment in Broadbalk. 

Photo Caption: Weeds such as blackgrass increasingly need an integrated approach to their control

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons