Will Smith

Will Smith

2022

Will Smith is a Senior Trials Manager at NIAB where he leads the delivery of field trials that explore the management and control of weed species within an arable context. This includes the management of NIABs National Black-grass Centre at Hardwick, as well co-ordinating trials work across the country. He is part of a pan-European project ‘IWMPRAISE’ that aims to develop and adapt Integrated Weed Management practices. He is regularly involved with the knowledge transfer of learnings of these trials to farmers, agronomists, manufacturers and other industry representatives. He is currently leading NIABs involvement with the AHDB Strategic Farm network.

He is currently studying for a PhD exploring the role that inter-row cultivations can have in controlling black-grass in conventional production systems.

NIABs Latest Research To Benefit RegenAg

NIAB Stand

NIAB will present a range of topics from wheat varieties and crop blends to weed management and soil health, tying in previous research to how it can be used within RegenAg.

Demonstration
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The Threat of Weeds for Regenerative Agriculture

NIAB Seminar Tent

The key components of RegenAg are predicted to select for a different selection of weed species to those that we are currently dealing with – particularly those associated with less soil disturbance and/or perennial components e.g. leys or under-sown companions. We will discuss these possibilities, using case-studies from the UK and from France, including recent […]

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NIABs Latest Research To Benefit RegenAg

NIAB Stand

NIAB will present a range of topics from wheat varieties and crop blends to weed management and soil health, tying in previous research to how it can be used within RegenAg.

Demonstration
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