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Winter barley is able to suppress blackgrass better than winter wheat and hybrid barley is even more effective at controlling this pernicious grassweed, according to independent trials. In a very bad blackgrass site in Lincolnshire, weed levels were so high that an equivalent of 4.5t/ha of blackgrass seed was recorded in a wheat crop, while levels were lower in barley. See also: New herbicide option for controlling resistant blackgrass In the trial, conducted by weed expert John Cussans at crop consultants […]