Hub Site Update – Rothamsted Research – North Wyke – July 2023

26 August 2023

July 2023 – Hub Site Updates

  • Sida Rhizomes were sent from RRes Harpenden for planting on 30/06/2023 They were stored in cold storage and planted out at the beginning of July.
  • Ongoing weed management control across the site has been the main task in July.
  • Some recommendations for post-emergence sprays have been sent from the IBERS team, particularly with regard to the Miscanthus plots.
  • Inter-row mowing with a small tractor mower borrowed from the farm has been carried out. The site is also looking to purchase a Micron Herbidome for inter-row spraying.
  • The weather has been an issue with the very dry June being followed by the very wet month of July. This has been a benefit for all the plantings but also for the weed establishment.
  • The Black Locust ‘Turbo’ is establishing well.

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