Bayer Commercial Technical Managers, Ben Giles and Darren Adkins will be providing advice on controlling black-grass and getting the most out of herbicides for spring 2019 and beyond.
Richard (Dick) Godwin, is a Visiting Professorship at Harper Adams University. He supervises research and provides academic and practical training in the field of agricultural engineering, soil management and precision agriculture. Dick will be discussing how tillage and drainage related activities can help with the control of black-grass.
Tom Jewers is the fifth generation of the Jewers family to farm at Wood Hall, Rattlesden, Suffolk. As well as 300 ha of mainly Hanslope Clay to manage, the Jewers also provide a stubble to stubble contracting service. Tom will be discussing the strategies employed on his family farm to stay ahead of black-grass.
Nicholas Strelczuk has been working in precision farming for over 7 years, he joined hutchinsons as their Precision Technology Specialist in 2014, since they have launched their own precision farming system, Omnia. Nick has an extensive knowledge of farming software and hardware, which enables him to support growers with the best systems for their needs - he will be discussing how Omnia and digital platforms can help control grass weeds.
David Lord is a farmer on the coast of North East Essex. The family business is mainly arable with predominantly London clay soil types. His family took the decision in 2014 to move to an ultra-low disturbance drilling system to combat the perfect storm of increased black-grass pressure, a labour shortage and rocketing fixed costs - these decisions will be discussed in the Black-Grass hub.
The Black-Grass Hub returns to CropTec in 2018 with a focus on the link between soil health and weed control.
Join us for the fifth episode of CropFocusTV, where we discuss the techniques that can both increase agricultural productivity and promote biodiversity.