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Course details

Better black-grass control to reduce threat to yield and profit
Designed for
Individuals who wish to improve their black-grass management in combinable crop rotations.
Entry requirement
Accomplished practitioner
Dates and locations
Register Interest
£130 + VAT
One half day classroom-based module
CPD points
To be awarded
John Cussans, Weed Biology Specialist, NIAB

Classroom Module 1 (half day) – The biology and management of black-grass:

  • understanding the biology of black-grass to help formulate control strategies;
  • cultural control and the achievable levels;
  • herbicides – their activity and fate;
  • maximising herbicide control and implications of resistance;
  • value and interpretation of resistance testing;
  • managing black-grass across the rotation while still making money;
  • using a decision tool to calculate economic impacts of management strategies across the rotation.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate

“The course gave me a greater understanding of black grass and how to control without relying solely on herbicides. I can now calculate a more appropriate spend and look at a more sustainable approach which will help my business in the future.”

Matt Attwood

“The course is a great source of knowledge and gave me a greater understanding of black grass and strategies to control not only this year, but a programme for the future. In my role as a chemical sales representative it is essential to understand the philosophy of control and how my companies products fit into that.”

David Peach