Head of Agroecology and Biometeorology at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Professor Josef Soukup also runs the institute that conducts plant protection products registration trials for various companies. He has always been interested in oilseed rape (OSR) and here he outlines its importance in the Czech Republic and the how farmers manage weed control.
In France and Belgium yields have been excellent. The UK saw mixed results, whilst Germany had disappointing yields and the Czech Republic experienced a fall. Over the whole of the EU there were middling yields of OSR in 2017, at 3.27 t/ha, but there were huge disparities between countries and even regions.
Alongside wheat and barley, oilseed rape (OSR) is one of the three main crops grown in Berry and on many farms it is the most important. Weeding is challenging, particularly where plots are infested with Cranesbills and grasses as well as cornflowers, poppies, umbellifers and milk thistles.
To improve weed control, farmer Jean-Hilaire Renaudat would like to have access to broad-spectrum post-emergence solutions for broadleaved weeds.
Originally found only in the south of France, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been heading steadily north for some years now, particularly into the Central region where it has become a major problem.
Dow AgroSciences is currently developing a wide spectrum broad-leaf weed herbicide for use in the autumn and a unique broad-leaf weed herbicide for the spring.
Sylvain Pierron, Customer Agronomist at Dow AgroSciences (DAS) brings a new perspective on the vital importance of Arylex™ active for Cereal Farmers across France.
Frédéric Lievens, Marketing manager for Oilseed rape Herbicides at Dow AgroSciences, France talks about the impact of post-emergent treatments for OSR weed control.
Danish farmers are celebrating receipt of the first batch of Belkar™, the innovative new herbicide for the post-emergence treatment of broad-leaved weeds in winter oilseed rape.
Dow AgroSciences are well known for producing innovative broadleaf weed control products in the cereals and OSR market, such as Arylex™ active. However, soon a game changing fungicide will be added to Dow AgroSciences’portfolio, with the introduction of Inatreq™ active.
Post-emergence treatment would lighten the workload and crucially would allow treatment when weeds are visible, thereby giving better opportunities for choosing the best herbicide and dose for the weed flora present, thus optimising the use of herbicides.
Viewed as a revolutionary solution to the problem of broad-leaved weeds, Arylex™ active is set to be the latest innovation to the wide-ranging Dow AgroSciences OSR herbicide portfolio.
How Arylex crop protection products are helping UK farmers to control broad-leaved weeds in cereals and other crops across all seasons.
Dow AgroSciences came together with the University of Seville and Agrosap to deliver a course on ‘The application of Drones in Precision Agriculture’.
How does spring affect to the soil conditions and to the crop production across the UK?
As keynote speaker at the recent launch of Arylex™ active in the UK, Kelly Bennett, portfolio manager at Dow AgroSciences (Canada) shared his experiences around the introduction of new herbicide Arylex, into Canada.
Inspired by the revolutionary potential of Arylex, the French team decided that an equally innovative marketing campaign was required.
Following a joint research project between Dow AgroSciences (DAS) and the University of Warwick, a breakthrough discovery in the receptor binding attributes of DAS’s new arylpicolinate herbicides, including Arylex™ active has been announced.
Have you spotted a stunning crop field like this in your local area? Just take a picture of it and share it on social media with the #arylexfieldsofgold hashtag!
Eric Dereudre explored the challenges to sustainable crop production at Farmers’ Conference.
Interview with Roger Gast, Global Product Development Leader.
Global Project Leader, Francois Lucas gives us a European perspective highlighting the flexibility of Arylex across different climates, resistant weeds and spray windows.
We invited Dominique Larelle, Biology Team Leader for Cereal Herbicides at Dow AgroSciences, to give us the inside story on the development of Arylex™ active.
Earlier this month around 400 delegates gathered in Brussels for the European Crop Protection Association’s annual regulatory conference.
As products containing Arylex™ active start to gain registration we take a look at its development with Global Project Leader, Francois Lucas.