Autumn pre-emergence spraying© Tim Scrivener
After five years of putting both cultural and chemical methods into practice, agronomy company Hutchinsons is now in far more control of the grassweed situation than it was when it first took on the trials site. Blackgrass numbers have fallen by more than 90% at the site near Huntingdon. A continuing move to spring cropping has been a key component in this successful control strategy, with spring barley becoming the dominant spring crop for its greater competitive effect against the invasive grassweed. […]