Growers need to employ a combination of cultural and chemical strategies and pay attention to detail in order to successfully control blackgrass infestations.
Machinery supplier OPICO staged a 'Beating Black-grass' seminar last month where cultivation options as well as the application of key grass weed herbicide Avadex were the focus.
With a split of heavy and light land, there's a need for two distinctly different rotations for one Suffolk farming business. CMP visits to find out how it matched the oilseed rape establishment to both.
For Northampton farm manager, Nathan Kilby, consolidation is king. Since switching the entire crop establishment approach at Manor Farm, near Towcester, across to direct-drilling three years ago, he has realised just how essential it is to roll stubbles after drilling. Not once, but twice.
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