Herbicides

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Measures introduced to improve the control of farm run-off, which were trialled under the Source to Tap Scheme, have resulted...

May 26, 2022

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while...

December 29, 2021

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

According to Life Scientific UK and Ireland country manager, Ruth Stanley, existing chemistries can still play a role in controlling...

September 16, 2021

Seed and fungicide sales fuel Bayer’s first quarter results

Seed and fungicide sales fuel Bayer’s first quarter results

German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer has recorded first quarter group sales of €11.8m. For the quarter ending March...

April 26, 2016

Here’s how much Nitrogen to put on winter crops this March

Here’s how much Nitrogen to put on winter crops this March

Once field conditions allow, crops that survived winter will need their first N application to breathe life back into them, Leigh...

March 2, 2016

Glyphosate has become the most heavily used weed-killer in history

Glyphosate has become the most heavily used weed-killer in history

Since the mid-1990s there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of glyphosate herbicides that have been applied and...

February 13, 2016

‘UK cereal growers now using glyphosate up to six times in the same season’

‘UK cereal growers now using glyphosate up to six times in the same season’

Significant numbers of UK tillage are using glyphosate to tackle grassland weeds up to six times in a single season,...

September 29, 2015

French ban Roundup from garden centres (Monsanto says its surprised)

French ban Roundup from garden centres (Monsanto says its surprised)

Monsanto has expressed surprise at the decision taken by French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal to ban the herbicide Roundup from garden...

June 15, 2015

Broadleaf weeds remain a challenge on Co. Derry tillage farm

Broadleaf weeds remain a challenge on Co. Derry tillage farm

The current spell of good weather has significantly boosted the growth rate of winter barley crops – and some weeds...

April 28, 2015

Syngenta sees fungicide sales growth in Europe

Syngenta sees fungicide sales growth in Europe

Syngenta, the crop chemicals manufacturer, has seen fungicide sales growth in Europe in the first quarter of 2015, the company...

April 19, 2015