Horticulture Weed Control

Developing solutions and delivering specialist advice to growers

Weed control and management, with expertise combining research and advisory services across a broad spectrum of horticulture crops and cropping systems; protected and outdoor; field and container crops, using chemical and non-chemical approaches.

Our services

  • Research
    • Herbicide safety and efficacy trials
    • Innovative weed management methods including electric weeders and precision mechanical weeding
  • Advisory service
    • Crop  walking
    • Non-chemical approaches including mulches, cover crops and bioherbicides
    • ICM planning and implementation
    • Herbicide use, legislation and resistance management
    • Bespoke spray programmes
  • ADAS Technical Notes
    • Bedding and Pot Plant Notes
    • Hardy Ornamentals Notes
    • Vegetable Notes
    • Fruit Notes
    • Monthly Fruit Notes


  • Atwood J and Talbot D (2016). UK Container grown nursery stock residual herbicide programmes.  7th International Weed Science Congress, June 2016, Prague. Presentation
  • England, J.  (2011) Liverwort control using novel techniques. Project HNS 175 Horticultural Development Company
  • Huckle AJ (2016) Can cover crops aid weed suppression in horticultural crops? The 53rd BCPC Annual Weed Review - Changing practices: improving weed control. November 2016. Presentation
  • Huckle AJ. (2017) Courgette Herbicide Screen -2017. UK Cucurbit Grower Association Meeting. August 2017. Presentation
  • Huckle AJ,  Atwood  J, Tatnell L, Richardson A, Knott C, and O’Neill T (2011) Solutions to the loss of active ingredients for weed control in field vegetable and fruit crops.  Joint meeting of the European Weed Research Society working groups, weed management systems in vegetables and weed management in arid and semi-arid climates. Presentation
  • Huckle AJ and Atwood J.  (2015) Baby leaf lettuce herbicide screen 2014. AHDB Studentship conference. Poster
  • David P Talbot, John Atwood (2016).  UK Container grown nursery stock – residual herbicide programmes.  Presentation at the International Weed Science Congress, Prague, June 2016. 

Dr Barry Mulholland

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United Kingdom Chemical Regulations Directorate recognised

✔ Competent to carry out efficacy testing
✔ Agriculture/horticulture, biologicals,
    semiochemicals and stored crops
✔ ORETO Efficacy Testing Certificate No. 374
✔ BASIS and FACTS qualified consultants

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