Strategic Farm North Desiccation Day
Please note: Due to the crop not being ready in time, the date for this event has changed.
This unique event will look at the effects of a number of alternative ag chemicals following the loss of diquat.
This loss of the popular herbicide has had significant ramifications for multiple grower’s desiccation strategies, due to its common usage, and the limited alternatives available that are as effective and economical.
In response, AHDBs Strategic Farm programme has been conducting national demonstration trials to investigate alternative desiccants and combinations of these that growers can use in its absence.
As well as looking at the chemical options we have also asked multiple suppliers to bring along physical haulm destruction machinery. A field will be worked by the machines in the morning and you will then get the chance to assess how each machine has affected the crop and have the chance to ask questions of the suppliers.
The agenda is as follows:
12 - 12.30 Registration and coffee and teas
12.30 - 13.00 Lunch served
13.10 – 13.20 Intro to day
13.20 - 13.35- Belchim speaking on their products and their view of desiccation going forward
13.35 - 13.50- FMC speaking on their products and their view of desiccation going forward
13.50 - 14. 20- Dr Mark Stalham from NIAB speaking on this year’s desiccation trial and the future of desiccation
14.20 - 15.00 field tour and opportunity to ask questions/ look at plots
15.00 - 16.00 tour of flail field and opportunity for guests to assess machinery options available
Note: depending on group sizes, some people will see the same agenda in the reverse order
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.
T 01904 771218