italian ryegrass heads© Blackthorn Arable
Hitting weeds hard before drilling and then again with a well-timed pre-emergence herbicide programme is helping to reduce numbers of costly resistant grassweeds on farms in Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire. The rise of herbicide-resistant blackgrass and ryegrass combined with dwindling post-emergence options means the emphasis of weed control is shifting much earlier in the growing cycle. Farmers are being urged to make the most of cultural approaches this coming autumn, including delayed drilling and stale seed-beds. Then comes the well-timed […]