If the curtain really does come down on using glyphosate at the end of 2023, it does not mean either the end of the world or necessarily a forced return to ploughing. But it will make life more difficult. Farmers will have to think more extensively in terms of 'the system' than 'the measure'. In the future, arable farming will not be led by the technology; instead, the technology will follow the arable farming objective.
The fine line between economic constraints and soil protection requirements is particularly prevalent during liquid manure spreading in the spring. Read ore about how to make this fine line more calculable for farmers.
Technology is an important key factor for more efficient fertilisation. Norbert Uppenkamp, NRW Chamber of Agriculture, Münster, Germany, sums up which solutions are now available from manufacturers.
The ongoing partial losses of chemical-synthetic active ingredients in agriculture’s weed control arsenal influence not only the gross margins of individual crops or farm rotations.