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Grazing livestock as part of a long-term plan to control blackgrass could help arable growers beat the yield-sapping weed and improve soil fertility. Where blackgrass resistance to herbicides is forcing growers on to the back foot, agronomist Stephen Briggs is championing the introduction of rotational livestock grazing, a weed control method normally reserved for organic farmers. He explains that the endless cycle of blackgrass propagations needs to be broken and that bringing livestock to an arable farm could be key. […]