Will is the Senior Trials Manager, responsible for NIAB’s National Black-grass Centre at Hardwick, where projects have focussed on drilling date, cultivation strategy and the application of pesticides. As part of an EU funded Horizon 2020 project studying the future of Integrated Weed Management, Will is involved in trials exploring the use of inter-row cultivations for the control of weeds in autumn sown crops, whilst studying for a PhD on this topic.
As part of their long-term soil improvement, many farmers have successfully integrated winter cover crops into their rotation. Some have the long term aim to minimise or even eliminate exposure of bare soil at any time throughout the year. Others have taken this theme a step further and have introduced longer term use of cover […]