Blackgrass© Tim Scrivener
Herbicide-resistant blackgrass is forcing one big farm management group to cut its area of winter wheat and turn to spring cropping to prevent profit margins eroding. Jock Willmott, partner at Strutt & Parker, says hikes in herbicide costs and the need to spray more often has led to tough decisions being made on one heavy land farm he manages. This farm has confirmed resistant blackgrass and the crop rotation has been altered, sacrificing some of the winter wheat area for […]
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