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The Changing Face of Weed Management

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Rural Innovation Centre

Manor Farm

Harnhill

Cirencester

GL7 5PU

United Kingdom

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Changing society attitudes and increasing levels of weed resistance to herbicides is causing farmers to consider all their future options.

About this Event

This event is for all farmers and their advisors interested in finding out more about how their weeds behave and new developments in their management and control. We will hear from farmers who are using alternative mechanisms to herbicides to control weeds in arable crops; and from technical experts in this field.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to see machinery in action including:

Low Disturbance Drill – Weaving Farm Machinery

Drones and UAV’s - University of Bath

Foam Weeder – RAU’s Farm 491

Spot Weeder -Rootwave - also showing an electrical weeder demonstration video

Agenda

10.00 Arrival and refreshments

10.30 Welcome and introduction Liz Bowles – Associate Director Farming and Land Use, Soil Association

10.50 Know your weeds- An insight into weed biology and behavior and how this can be used to provide effective weed control. Lynn Tatnell – Senior Research Scientist Weed Biology, ADAS

11.20 The role of healthy soils in weed management - Dealing with soil compaction, the importance of soil type, diagnosis digging a bit deeper, scale of problems, risks, solutions, & regulations. Richard Smith –Soils Specialist Environment Agency

11.45 Weed management in practice on organic mixed farms - Charles Hunter Smart – Bradwell Grove and Sam Philips- Macaroni Farms

12.05 Integrated weed management for the future - The financial implications of changing how we manage weeds in arable rotations Nicola Cannon – Professor of Plant Sciences, RAU

12.30 Lunch and networking

13.30 Machinery Demos

15:00 Event end

Ticket price: £10 - includes lunch and refreshments

For further event information please contact hnorman@soilassociation.org

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Manor Farm

Harnhill

Cirencester

GL7 5PU

United Kingdom

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