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Chemical control - Cleavers

Cleavers are the most competitive weed species and to prevent yield loss and minimise seed return, herbicides need to deliver a consistent 95 – 98% control.

The competitive nature of the weed means that every opportunity should be taken to keep on top of the weed. Pre or very early post-emergence use of 3 l/ha Picona will provide good control provided that the cleavers are not bigger than 3 whorls, whilst 4 l/ha Crystal will provide moderate control upto the cotyledon stage of the weed.

If necessary, late season control of cleavers can be obtained by the use of fluroxypyr and florasulam.

Chemical Control

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Stuart Kevis

Stuart studied agriculture at Writtle College and became involved in arable R&D with an industrial placement with Cyanamid. He then joined Nickerson’s (now Limagrain) as part of the wheat breeding team that brought varieties like Claire to the UK market.

Stuart has been with BASF for over 16 years. He started in the Development team responsible for conducting field trials across a range of crops and indications which has given him a broad experience of cropping in the UK as well as specialising in cereal herbicide trials and products.
Stuart has just returned to the UK business after a 4-year delegation to the company's European headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany. Here Stuart was the European Technical Manager for Cereal Herbicides, so was responsible for the technical project management aspects of BASF’s cereal herbicide portfolio across Europe. This has given him a unique insight into the complete process of pipeline development of compounds through to life cycle management.

Now back in the UK business, Stuart’s role is a Business Development Manager where he is part of a team responsible for the company's interface with UK distribution, to pursue new business ideas and to work actively with UK research organisations in bringing scientific knowledge to practical recommendations for growers.

Iain Ford

"Having come from a farming background and spending almost 10 years working ‘on-farm’ as an agronomist, I have had a good grounding in UK agriculture. Since 2002 I have worked for BASF within the arena of technical development and advice.

Latterly, this has been in the role of Business Development Manager with technical responsibility for cereal herbicides. This role involves being part of the team responsible for the company's interface with UK distribution, to pursue new business ideas and to work actively with UK research organisations and independent influencers to develop both new and existing products across the portfolio in bringing scientific knowledge to practical recommendations for growers."

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