Ben Burrows and Michael Maxwell (right)Independent agronomist Ben Burrows (left) and grower Michael Maxwell © David Jones/RBI
Michael Maxwell vowed never to grow oilseed rape again on a charlock-infested field until being tempted to try a variety tolerant to a herbicide particularly good at killing this brassica weed. The Hampshire farm manager had struggled to get a rapeseed crop established in the wet autumn of 2012 on this field, and come harvest the following year the crop was virtually impossible to combine due to severe weeds. “We are never growing oilseed rape in that field again,” he […]