Herbicide trials open to growers

Vegetable growers are invited to a trials open day to view the alternative herbicides being tested by consultant Cathy Knott.

Knott has been working with the industry and agrochemical companies to identify alternative herbicides for use in a range of field vegetable crops.

She is assessing the safety and efficacy of herbicides for two Horticultural Development Company projects - the specimens for which will be on display at the open day.

They are FV 256c, which includes work on alliums, carrot, parsnip, coriander, celery, cauliflower, lettuce, legumes, swede, baby leaf salads, asparagus and 'volunteer' potatoes, and FV 372.

The event is taking place on 1 July at Elsoms Seeds' trial ground in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

- To book a place call Sarah Bond on 0247 6478661 or email sarah.bond@hdc.org.uk by 29 June.


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