Sunday, 20 October 2013

SUMIMAX - Redefining autumn weed control in winter wheat

Some broad-leaved weeds are becoming more of a problem with the recurrent use of the same chemistry leading to weed resistance. SumiMax offers a different mode of action with a very wide broad-leaved weed spectrum, without compromising annual meadow-grass control. It can also be useful when stacking residuals against black-grass.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Don’t forget BYDV control, especially if no seed treatment has been used.

Warmer conditions will increase aphid numbers and so increase Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) risk in cereals. This together with early drilling and the recent reported surge in the numbers of bird-cherry aphid in insect traps will mean that growers will need to plan their aphid control carefully this autumn.  If no seed treatment has been used, an effective foliar applied pyrethroid spray will be needed, says Stewart Woodhead, newly appointed Technical Manager for Interfarm.

Integrated control of slugs with Cobra

Controlling slugs needs more forethought as growers now need to adhere to the strict Stewardship guidelines for the application of metaldehyde-based slug pellets in order to avoid risk of water contamination. With significant dose rate restrictions for this type of product being advised as part of this Stewardship - just 210 gms as/ha between the 1st August and the 1st December - integrating alternative active ingredients, such as methiocarb, into the slug control programme is the obvious way forward.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

SumiMax Webpage goes LIVE!

For information relating the the use of SumiMax in Winter Wheat this autumn, please see our new webpage.

SumiMax Webpage

EAMU for SumiMax in winter oats

EAMU for SumiMax in winter oats adds to limited herbicide choice

Winter oats have become one of the success stories of the 2013 harvest and the area grown is predicted to expand this year, bringing in new oat growers.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Centurion MAX in a class of its own

Based on the active ingredient clethodim, the graminicide Centurion MAX has received UK registration and is described as an important and exceptional herbicide to reach the market. Dr. Stephen Moss of Rothamsted Research, a renowned expert in weed control, particularly black-grass, says “It’s great to see a new herbicide that gives effective control of resistant black-grass in oilseed rape.”

Centurion Press Release

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Use SMARTGRASS to kick start the second cut!

As you are aware, SMARTGRASS has had the cut-off date extended until the end of May (2013).

If you missed your opportunity for application, there is a second chance for application after the first cut.

SAC Trials last year showed a 710kg/ha DRY MATTER increase when applied after the first cut and harvested 5 weeks later.

SMARTGRASS Technical Bulletin

Monday, 13 May 2013

CERONE - for best results, use at optimum growth stage.

Please find below a link showing optimum growth stages for getting the most out of CERONE.

CERONE Technical Bulletin

Friday, 3 May 2013

Spider mite control with BORNEO

Spider Mites can be a real problem to control especially once they have become established in crops such as strawberries, ornamentals, protected vegetables such as tomatoes and aubergines. Whilst we have had a old
period this spring, protected crops could still have been an ideal environment for this pest to start developing.

Read more in our latest BORNEO Technical Bulletin

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


SmartGrass has successfully had it's cut-off date extended for this season.  This is due to the very  late growth of grass.  Many fields are just becoming ready to spray now.  CRD have extended the cut-off date until the end of May 2013.

More information here > SmartGrass Date Extension

Press Release Below

Monday, 22 April 2013

Reclaim lost yield with SMARTGRASS

After a long winter and an exceedingly cold start to the spring, it appears that we are at the start of a warming period. Grass has been very slow to start growing and grassland farmers will be desperate to gain as much growth as possible before their first cut for silage or using it for grazing.

SMARTGRASS can help grass pastures to benefit from a kick-start into rapid growth.

Find out more :  SMARTGRASS Technical Bulletin

Friday, 19 April 2013

Take out problem weeds early with EAGLE

Please see the latest Technical Bulletin on EAGLE for best use guidelines for tackling problem weeds early in your cereal crop.

EAGLE Technical Bulletin

EAGLE Tank Mix list

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Timing is key for Dock control with Squire Ultra

Please see the link below for achieving best results in dock control with Squire Ultra

Squire Ultra Technical Bulletin

Squire Ultra Brochure

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Get grass yield back on track!

With little or no grass growth this March, why not consider using SMARTGRASS to get your yields for 2013 back on track!

Click here to find out how SMARTGRASS can help.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Getting the best dock control in grassland

Controlling docks in grassland is important to maintain forage quality and livestock output, but herbicide choice is limited.  Squire Ultra is one of the few herbicides recommended in grassland, particularly in grass with a clover component.  Its use can prolong the productive life of both permanent and rotational grassland, but it is important to get application right in order to get the best results.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

SMARTGRASS - Earlier first cut silage and quicker livestock turnout

Livestock farmers can enhance the growth rate of their grass, leading to earlier first cut silage, earlier turn out and higher productivity, through the use of a newly registered novel plant growth enhancer SmartGrass.