The aim of the project is to develop integrated control of annual weeds in winter oilseed rape by combining mechanical and chemical control to be performed simultaneously and / or separately. The project consists of two to three field trials per year in which different combinations of row hoeing, chemical control and row spraying are evaluated and compared to more conventional systems for weed control. The expectation is that the row hoeing, alone or in combination with chemical weed control can reduce the overall use of herbicides in winter oilseed crop, compared with conventional control, while good weed control efficacy and harvesting levels are maintained. Integrated weed control with reduced inputs is of great interest, not least in water protection areas.
Project leader: Anders TS Nilsson
Collaborators: Anneli Lundkvist, Lena Holm, Allan Andersson och David Hansson
Partners: Anders Algerbo och Mikael Gilbertsson (JTI), Henrik Hallqvist Swedish Board of Agriculture.
Funding: Foundation of Swedish Oil Seed Research (Stiftelsen Svensk Oljeväxtforskning, SSO), Partnership Alnarp.