BCPC conference hears papers saying cultural practices no substitute for crop protection weedkillers

At the 46th BCPC Annual Weed Review, held at the PGRO, Peterborough on 4 November 2009, a clear message was given – “there are no existing cultural control methods which can fully compensate for the loss of cereal grass weed herbicides, resulting from the lack of new products coming forward, and the removal of key products by EU legislation. But there are methods which can support the performance of products that are still available.”