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Spending £120-£140/ha on weed control before you have even seen the crop emerge puts wheat production under considerable financial pressure, believes one expert. Growers who want to reduce their chemical bill must look at the whole rotation and be aware of the herbicide limitations, as well as the opportunities for making agronomic changes. “However much money growers decide to invest in the early pre-emergence herbicides, they are only an option if farmers put effort into non-chemical cultural control methods too,” […]