Weed research

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Paul Gosling Cereals 2011.jpg“Weed management has become an increasing challenge due to changing EU regulations, herbicide resistance and a lack of new control methods. These challenges require research into integrated approaches which use both cultural and chemical control.”

Dr Paul Gosling – Crop protection scientist (weeds)

Focus on: The black-grass resistance initiative

Resistance to herbicides in black-grass is a major constraint to cereal production in the UK. Management options to control black-grass based around rotational changes or sowing date are unattractive. Understanding the basis of the evolution and spread of herbicide resistance may provide new management options to combat black-grass and will provide insights that should enable more effective management of new herbicide resistance problems early in their development.

BGRI article and final report

CPM article

Weed Resistance Action Group

Completed weed research projects

Nuffield arable scholarship 2016

Related research articles

*Research in Focus article. **Theory to Field article.

Current weed research projects