Letting out fields for potatoes could have a valuable role in tackling blackgrass, provided populations are not too high and growers take a robust approach against the costly weed. Now is the key time for growers to take stock of their blackgrass problem and start planning for next season. For some, this could include approaching a local potato farmer and offer land for a cleaning crop of potatoes. “Potatoes are still quite a good cleaning crop,” says Cambridgeshire based agronomist Martyn Cox. […]