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Testing has revealed 2016 to be a high-dormancy year for blackgrass seed, which means germination will be slow in stale seed-beds this autumn. While this may potentially reduce the usefulness of stale seed-beds, Adas weed specialist Sarah Cook adds that the lack of moisture may be the key factor affecting germination this year. In low-dormancy years, seeds germinate readily when moisture is available, which helps growers remove blackgrass before crops are drilled. However, the collected samples had an average germination […]
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