Blackgrass in a wheat crop(c) Tim Scrivener
The story is all too familiar: Despite spraying with glyphosate to remove lawns of blackgrass, there are now seedling weeds in the new crop. Even though generally drier conditions allowed more spraying flexibility and thus more success with pre-emergence herbicides, this season’s crops are threatened by the legacy of years of inadequate control, exacerbated by herbicide resistance, says John Cussans of Niab Tag. Growers tired of the struggle to control blackgrass have already put the worst-affected areas down to fallow […]