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Tackling weeds

Management of all types of weeds is critical not only to prevent a yield penalty but also to avoid problems with lodging at harvest time.

Issues surrounding chemical resistance among different varieties mean farmers need to combine chemical cultural with cultural methods to stay on top of any weed issues which develop.


See also our Blackgrass topic page.



Online learning: Stubble weed control

How to identify different brome species

Analysis: Why glyphosate reapproval has stalled

Video: Four mechanical weeders put through their paces


Tips and advice

Case studies

Video: Advice on autumn establishment and weed control

Cornish grower devises two-pronged plan to beat brome

Ways to cut the risk of herbicide-resistant weeds

Wiltshire farmer battles growing ryegrass problem

How to get the most from pre-em herbicides

How one grower keeps his no-till fields weed free

How to tackle 4 grassweeds causing increasing problems

How two farmers are fighting contrasting grassweed problems

How to get on top of broad-leaved weeds


What to consider when cutting your herbicide costs in wheat




14 self-propelled sprayers compared side-by-side

Giant 8,000-litre sprayer ups Yorkshire grower’s work rate

Video: How nozzle choice affects spray quality and efficacy

Two farmers give their tips for building the perfect sprayer filling area


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