Close up of blackgrass(c) Tim Scrivener
Blackgrass is one of biggest weed challenges that growers face, especially those with farms where autumn-sown, cereal-based crop rotations have been the norm. A prolific weed in England, which is spread entirely by seed, it also occurs across much of western Europe, in cooler, damper regions. Many farms have now reached “tipping point” with blackgrass numbers. The dominance of autumn-sown crops, often established with minimum tillage in September, and the high frequency of herbicide resistance means that blackgrass is an […]