Black-grass and other weed seeds can devastate cereal crop yields, these weeds can be spread from field to field and farm to farm by equipment you wouldn’t usually associate with drilling seeds, such as your combine. 

Thoroughly cleaning equipment in between jobs can have a big impact on preventing this spread of seed, watch our ‘Keep it Clean’ video to pick up tips on how to best do this:


1.Make use of the manufacturers cleaning functions

2.Remove large build ups of debris by hand

3.Open all panels on the machine

4.Use a leaf blower to remove finer debris and get to places the hand can’t reach

5.Check around the wheel axles for seed and chaff build up

6.Open the stone trap and clean inside 

7.Don’t forget the header

8.For more information on how to stop weed seeds spreading visit

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