Drilling spring beans© Tim Scrivener
Fewer pesticides and rising resistance in weed, pest and disease populations all point to the need for more sustainable rotations if cropping is to remain viable, according to a leading agronomist. Narrow wheat-wheat-oilseed rape rotations became the most lucrative option for many heavy land arable units, but have been under severe pressure for a plethora of reasons. See also: How to tackle light leaf spot in OSR this season Herbicide-resistant blackgrass has reached epidemic levels, while insecticide-resistant flea beetles are spreading […]