Blackgrass© Tim Scrivener
Waiting for blackgrass to chit in dry soils is proving painful in Essex this week, as Marcus Mann considers robust herbicide options this autumn. Patrick Stephenson ponders when to attack volunteer oilseed rape and beans in cereals now or in the spring, noting that bouts of blackgrass are forcing plans to be re-evaluated in certain cases. In the West, Giles Simpson says  good ground conditions and a largely unhindered maize harvest mean cover crops are going into ground that would normally have been left bare over winter. […]
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