Claydon drill direct drilling wheat in the autumn© Tim Scrivener
A fear of being unable to establish cereal crops in October is the main reason growers opt for earlier drilling, but cover crops could be the solution. Producing stale seed-beds in the autumn is a key way of tackling blackgrass, with trials at Agrii’s Stow Longa site showing that drilling in the second week of October instead of the third week of September can  bring numbers down substantially. Agrii’s head of agronomy Colin Lloyd points to plots that were only […]