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Beating blackgrass

Blackgrass is a major problem facing cereal growers in the UK.

Herbicide resistance and glyphosate regulation means that farmers can’t rely on herbicides alone and need to use a combination of chemical and cultural controls

See the latest articles and best-practice advice on tackling this prolific weed.



Video: The plan that battered blackgrass in 12 months

How cover crop choice is crucial when tackling blackgrass

What do your blackgrass resistance test results mean?

How grazing livestock can beat blackgrass

Miscanthus could cut blackgrass and improve soils

Hybrid barley can keep blackgrass under wraps


Advice and tips

How to: plough to bury your blackgrass

6 top tips for successful late drilling this autumn

How to create the perfect blackgrass stale seed-bed

How to use integrated methods to control blackgrass

How kit hygiene has a vital role in harvest weed fight

How cover crops can decimate blackgrass numbers

How to reduce spray drift this autumn

Drain away blackgrass problems with effective land management


Case studies

Cover crops benefit Lincolnshire blackgrass battle

Belepi wheat and spring barley help grower fight blackgrass

Video: Grower cuts fuel costs as new drill hits blackgrass

5 key steps to tackle a blackgrass infestation

How two farmers are fighting contrasting grassweed problems

How livestock benefit the blackgrass battle on heavy land