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:

Agenda below:

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