Controlling herbicide-resistant brome in arable

This field lab is part of the ADAS project ‘Investigating the distribution and presence, and potential for herbicide resistance of UK brome species in arable farming’, funded by AHDB.

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Field Lab Timeline

    6/30/2017 11:00:00 PM
  • Funding awarded

    Funding awarded
  • 9/2/2017 11:00:00 PM
  • Questionnaire on brome distribution

    Questionnaire on brome distribution
  • 7/10/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • First meeting

    First meeting
  • 7/31/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Field lab proposal

    Field lab proposal
  • 9/30/2019 11:00:00 PM
  • Results

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    June 2019

    Field Lab meeting June 19th

    The first meeting for this field lab is on June 19th at ADAS Rosemaund near Hereford (HR1 3PG) with a 10am start followed by lunch. For more information and to book your free place, see

    This field lab will connect farmers and agronomists with researchers from ADAS. The discussions will develop a plan for further on-farm research on aspects of control that are of concern for group members, this may include looking at what cultivation types, depths and timings are most effective at controlling the weeds.

    Surveys have shown that sterile brome is the 2nd most problematic grass weed in the UK, after black-grass. 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.

    For more information, or to register your interest if your are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Laura Davies:

    Milestone: First meeting

    May 2019

    Blog post by Dr Laura Davies

    Do you have a problem with brome on your farm? Are you interested in getting involved with a group of likeminded farmers and agronomists to help solve your problem?

    Dr Laura Davies gave us an update on brome research for this new field lab with ADAS, find it here:

    Milestone: Funding awarded

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