As part of NIAB's wild oat resistance screening project John Cussans and Life Scientific's Ruth Stanley outline why NIAB needs wild oat seeds from across the UK and how to take a sample suitable for testing.
NIAB will be testing different herbicides and needs a good supply of weed seed in each sample (around 3 coffee mugs full, or more if manageable) to complete all tests. Allow the wild oat samples to dry for a few days in a breathable bag or an open tray before sending. Download and fill in this form and include one with each sample, sending it to - John Cussans, NIAB, 93 Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE
With thanks to Life Scientific for their support with the project
For more information go to 'Free wild oat resistance testing'