Blackgrass© Tim Scrivener
Blackgrass is high on the agenda this week, with Ryan Hudson and Tod Hunnisett both preoccupied with emergence of the weed alongside rapid crop growth in the South and East. This is despite farmers spending up to £120/ha on controlling the yield-sapping weed, with both agronomists highlighting the success of cultural controls. In contrast, northern growers are seeing much better levels of blackgrass control, says David Martindale, who is keeping a close eye on aphid and gout fly numbers in […]
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