Blackgrass© Tim Scrivener
Tackling poor drainage on heavy land suffering from surface ponding or saturated topsoils can significantly improve the odds of successfully beating the weed. As a wetland plant, it thrives in such conditions and blocked drains or overflowing ditches will only assist the grassweed’s chances of survival. Wet conditions will result in the weed being much more competitive than the crop, which is struggling with poor drainage. High populations of blackgrass suggest drainage issues may lie underground, with any thicker patches […]