Tackling the growing problem of blackgrass is key to getting autumn-sown crops off to the best possible start. Farm consultants Jock Willmott and George Badger from Strutt & Parker offer their tips for tackling this pernicious weed. 1. Admit you have a problem The first step towards beating blackgrass is admitting there is a problem – after all 12 blackgrass plants/sq m can shrink yields by about 5%, with densities of 100 plants/sq m cutting yields by 2t/ha. If you […]