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Ben Taylor-Davies: Report published

2016 Scholar, Ben Taylor-Davies’ report is now available on the Nuffield International website. Below is the executive summary of his report, titled:‘Blackgrass: System BEN offers alternative solutions to resistance management.’

 

 

Report Title       

Blackgrass: System BEN offers alternative solutions to resistance management

Scholar

Ben Taylor-Davies

Sponsor

Countries visited

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and Three Counties Agricultural Society

Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, South Africa, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia

 

 

 

 Objective of the study tour: 

  • To discover if there was anything in the rest of the world that could be applied in the UK in order to provide better control of blackgrass where herbicides are failing

 Messages:

  • Become more technical in the understanding of soil texture.
  • Increase understanding of blackgrass biology
  • Herbicides are not the answer
  • Don’t confuse the issue with cover crops
  • GMO seed is not suitable for the UK
  • Glyphosate is under terrific pressure
  • Cultivations are vital
  • The BEN system will provide a sound basis for winning the war against blackgrass

 

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