LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Anthea McIntyre, Conservative agriculture spokesman in the European Parliament, has been appointed to a special committee on pesticides and will lead as coordinator for the European Conservatives and Reformists group.
Rapid diagnostic testing for septoria and resistant black-grass and a new forecasting system to determine risks from pests and diseases were among the demonstrations at a CHAP Farmers Day, held near York
For those for whom black-grass is an increasing problem, cultural controls – particularly delayed drilling, seedbed quality and seed rates – are the first priority, followed by the right combination of pre- and peri-emergence herbicides, says independent agronomist Jonathan Olver.
With glyphosate resistance a potential threat to UK arable production there are some key management strategies growers can adopt to maximise its efficacy when controlling black-grass ahead of autumn drilling.