Robert Law leaning on a fence© Tim Scrivener
Back in the late 1970s while at Harper Adams University, I learned during my crop production lectures that blackgrass was a weed found on heavy, badly drained soils in East Anglia. It was an autumn-germinating weed, had no dormancy and could be eliminated by an application of isoproturon (IPU). How things have changed – hopefully, we have learned a lot since then. A call from my agronomist on the Nottinghamshire sandland farm alerted me to an area of about 2ha in […]