A farm-based blackgrass trial has proved it is possible to grow spring cereals to hit brewing and milling specifications on heavy fenland soils, while dramatically cutting blackgrass seed return at harvest. At the start of the 2015-16 season Farmacy agronomist Alex Richardson took over a 12ha field on his father’s 400ha fenland farm, which is mainly made up of deep marine clay land near Pointon, 16 miles east of Grantham. This chosen block was one of the worst fields on […]