Russell McKenzie is determined to beat blackgrass before it defeats him and his chosen weapon is rotation. Armed with his experience from a Nuffield travel scholarship, he is looking at a range of new spring-sown crops such as barley, wheat and beans to keep the troublesome grassweed at bay. A tight winter wheat-oilseed rape rotation on his heavy clay Cambridgeshire land had seen blackgrass become a problem on some fields and he didn’t want to lose control. The rising cost […]