Late-drilled winter wheat© Tim Scrivener
Late-October drilling is a key part of managing blackgrass, allowing several rounds of stale seed-beds, however, yields can range from a healthy 12.8 t/ha down to a little as 4.6 t/ha, underlining the cost of getting it wrong. This is the message from 17 years of blackgrass trials carried out by Agrii at its Stow Longa Blackgrass Technology Centre in Essex. “There’s a month less time and about 400 less day degrees [cumulative temperature] to achieve the strong establishment we […]