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Field lab meetings:

Controlling brome and preventing herbicide resistance on your farm

Brome is not just a problem of the North and the West as previously thought, all species are widespread in arable areas and appear to be causing increasing problems. Bromes are highly competitive weeds, with infestations of sterile brome with populations as low as 5 plants/m² causing up to a 5% yield loss.

This is a kick off meeting for a new Innovative Farmers field lab for farmers who want to look at:

  • Identifying methods that help slow or prevent herbicide resistance evolution of brome grasse
  • Find out what controls work best in the field.

Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided

Sign up on Eventbrite:

June 19 10:00 – 12:00  ADAS Rosemaund, Preston Wynne, HR1 3PG

Reducing antibiotic use for mastitis. More info.

There are two meetings coming up for dairy farmers in the south of England who would like to hear more about the opportunity to trial a new on-farm culture test (MastDecide) to determine how they treat cows for Mastitis. Funding is available to determine if on farm tests can be used by farmers as an effective tool to significantly reduce antibiotic usage without affecting animal welfare and mastitis outcome parameters.

Sign up on Eventbrite:
June 6: 10.30 – 12.30 Hawbridge Farm, Binsted, Alton

Group meet-ups

Generally, field lab groups meet up a few times a year. If you'd like to go along to find out more about a specific field lab, you can contact the group co-ordinator by using the Find a Field Lab page to find contact details for the coordinator, or get in touch and we'll put you in contact.

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