Blackgrass in wheat
A Cambridgeshire grower is starting to overcome a costly blackgrass problem after moving from a ploughing approach to a min-till cultivation strategy. Since adopting shallow tillage and widening the farm’s rotation six years ago, Adrian Abblitt has seen an extensive reduction in grassweed numbers – with soil health improving and costs coming down. By minimising soil disturbance to prevent weed germination and making sure crop residues are chopped finely, both his heavy land and its blackgrass burden have responded well […]