Managing grassweeds in an arable rotation is becoming ever-more challenging as herbicide resistance increases, the industry loses active ingredients approved for use and as pressure increases on protecting water courses.
Effective control requires combining cultural and chemical techniques such as delayed drilling, using stale seedbeds and getting herbicide application timings right. At the heart of effective control is minimising weed seed return within rotations and testing for herbicide resistance if it is suspected.
Advice from the UK's leading national weed experts is included in this Academy course: Sarah Cook and James Clarke of ADAS, Peter Lutman and Stephen Moss from Rothamsted, Paul Miller from Silsoe and cultivations expert Philip Wright.
Keep checking for new Farmers Weekly Academy modules currently being compiled by national experts on blackgrass, brome and other grassweed species. Undertaking these courses can help you collect the CPD points you need for BASIS and NRoSO.