© Alex Richardson
Growers need to get radical to curb blackgrass. This was the initial observation from a heavy land trial investigating the level of grassweed control achieved with various cultivation, spring cereal and cover crop combinations. Herbicide-resistant blackgrass dominates grower Chris Richardson’s 400ha family farm on the Lincolnshire Fens and a drop-off in wheat yields has now forced a major shake-up to revive prospects. Last autumn, Mr Richardson’s son, Farmacy agronomist Alex Richardson, began a trial on a 12ha field where the blackgrass seed population is estimated to be […]