drilling barley© Tim Scrivener
There has been much anecdotal evidence that growing hybrid barley can help in the battle against blackgrass by smothering plants. However, independent trials now prove how barley can slash weed seed return. The findings from two years of trials carried out by Harlow Agricultural Merchants may also explain why the crop is gaining in popularity across the regions. Based on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, Harlow started to compare hybrid barley with other second cereal choices when it became clear that blackgrass was forcing local growers […]