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10th February 2017

Farmer's Weekly - Important Herbicide Label Changes to Watch Out For

Pesticide labels are continually changing and ahead of the spring weed spraying season. As sugar beet is set to rise this spring and some growers returning to the cop after a period away may be unfamiliar with the changes to products applied to the crop in the past. This article features UPL's new sugar beet product, SHIRO. An alternative sulfonylurea herbicide product will be available for sugar beet growers this spring fo the control of a range of broad-leaved weeds. Shiro contains 500g/kg of tri­flusulfuron-methyl. 
 

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in Farmer's Weekly - February 2017 edition.


7th February 2017

Farmer's Guide - New Weed Control Option In Sugar Beet

A new sugar beet herbicide for the control of annual broad-leaved weeds (ABLW) will be available for use this spring, says crop protection company UPL Europe Ltd. Shiro contains 500g/kg of tri­flusulfuron-methyl and has been demonstrated in UPL trials in the UK for the past two seasons. According to UPL’s technical support manager, Pam Chambers, the new product provides an excellent tank mix partner for Betasana Trio (phenmedipham + desmedipham + ethofumesate) and there will be comprehensive support for the use of Shiro in tank mixes and herbicide programmes.
 

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18th April 2016

Farmers Guide - Get The Best Out of Weed Control In Beet

According to John Nix 2016 the average money spent on agrochemicals for sugar beet is £232/ha and, of that, £160/ha is spent on herbicides.The cost of herbicide programmes in 2015 UPL annual broad-leaved weed trials in sugar beet ranged from just over £100/ha to justunder £160/ha, with all treatments providing an acceptable level of weed control, but the number of passes with
the sprayer varied from two to four.
 

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in Farmers Guide - April 2016 edition.


2nd June 2015

Farmers Guide - BBRO Summer Open Day Summary

Herbicide advice

UPL’s technical manager Pam Chambers was at the event highlighting the issue of controlling cut-leaved cranesbill (Geranium
dissectum) in sugar beet, which she said had become more of a problem where sugar beet and oilseed rape were grown in the same rotation.
“Cranesbill is easier to control in cereals but not so in beet and OSR,” she pointed out.
 

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in Farmers Guide - June 2015 edition.


6th March 2015

Black-grass Control in Sugar Beet - is there a problem?

When asked at the BBRO 2014 winter conference if black-grass was an issue in sugar beet, nearly all of the audience responded with a waving of their hands. There is concern as the spend on herbicides to attempt control of black-grass in sugar beet can be adding over £100/ha, and in conjunction with reduced levels of control and a lower price for the end crop, black-grass could potentially be more threatening to the future of sugar beet growing for some growers than pests and diseases.
 

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26th March 2014

Controlling Volunteer OSR in Sugar Beet

Unwanted OSR plants can reduce beet yield by 11%. United Phosphorus has been undertaking trials to determine how best to tackle the problem.

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in Agronomist & Arable Farmer - Spring 2014 edition.

 

6th March 2014

Annual Broad-leaved Weed Control in Sugar Beet

In 2013 United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) commissioned a number of sugar beet herbicide trials and, here, UPL’s technical support manager Pam Chambers presents the findings from the annual broad-leaved weed (ABLW) control site, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in Farmers Guide – March 2014 edition.
 

3rd March 2014

Black-Grass Control in Sugar Beet – Not Straight Forward

With adequate soil moisture, 80% of black-grass germination occurs between September and November.

Spring cropping especially with a non-cereal crop, is considered one of the ‘ten key factors’ to consider when planning to control this difficult weed.

Click here to read the rest of this article featured in SES VANDERHAVE’S GROWING BEET – Spring 2014 edition.