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Recent wet weather has caused the first flush of black-grass in many fields, but with rain set to continue, it is also increasing the pressure on some growers to consider drilling sooner than perhaps planned.
Bur chervil is becoming a problem weed on many farms. NIAB’s weed expert, John Cussans says if allowed to get ahead of the crop, by May it can have as much of an impact on crop performance as black-grass.
Winter cereal growers facing uncontrolled black-grass brought on by early drilling and the dry autumn are being urged to make an honest appraisal of its likely economic impact, in order to plan appropriate action.