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Target black-grass with spring barley agronomy - Farming UK

Target black-grass with spring barley agronomy - Farming UK | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Spring barley is one of the best crops for tackling even the worst herbicide-resistant black-grass, but crop agronomy must be tailored to weed control from the outset, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.
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Organic sector can teach lessons for maximum weed control - FarmersWeekly

Organic sector can teach lessons for maximum weed control - FarmersWeekly | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
While organic cropping may not be everyone’s cup of tea, farmers struggling to chemically control annual grassweeds could learn some lessons from their env
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Jono Dixon sur Twitter

Jono Dixon sur Twitter | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Blackgrass trial plots #clubhectare #sunkisland very wet but hopefully some good results will be gleaned by July pic.twitter.com/UkvwUUwIz9
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Ring the rotational changes to tackle blackgrass - FarmersWeekly

Ring the rotational changes to tackle blackgrass - FarmersWeekly | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Rotational flexibility is the crucial factor for one family farming business looking to banish their blackgrass blues and stay on top of the problem grassweed...
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Spring cropping and fallow could cut blackgrass

Spring cropping and fallow could cut blackgrass | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Spring cropping and fallow could provide the only option to tackle high blackgrass populations and keep wheat a profitable crop in years to come. Luke Casswell reports.
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The advice about cultural controls is good, but I wouldn't use Unite over Atlantis!

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Conventional cultivations set for resurgence

Conventional cultivations set for resurgence | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
The pattern of cultivations use for cereals establishment could be about to change in the face of high grassweed levels and soil structure problems, as Louise Impey finds out with the help of distribution agronomy provider ProCam's 4cast benchmarking service.
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The rise (and fall?) of min tillage.

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Win the battle against resistant blackgrass

Win the battle against resistant blackgrass | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Cereal growers trying to control blackgrass need to start by understanding why it has become such a problem, advises Stephen Moss of Rothamsted Research.
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The annual article quoting Stephen Moss! Interesting stat on drilling dates...

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A strategy for better blackgrass control

A strategy for better blackgrass control | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Field trials are being translated into farm practice for a Cambridgeshire grower determined to start beating blackgrass by changing his establishment techniques. Peter Hill reports.
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More from the Hutchinsons trial site - this time focusing on the farm the site is on.

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Tackling black-grass with a five year plan | Features | Farmers Guardian

Tackling black-grass with a five year plan | Features | Farmers Guardian | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
A number of agronomy advice businesses have embarked upon five-year plans to restore black-grass-infested land to good health. Teresa Rush reports.
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Getting on top of black-grass is definitely not a one-year job. Hutchinsons & Agrovista 5-year plans well worth a read.

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Farming News - New variety helps to tackle blackgrass burden

One new wheat variety claims to help beat blackgrass and could prove attractive to growers this coming autumn.
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A possible varietal option to help reduce blackgrass. Sowing late, a competitive variety makes sense. Whether it is the variety or the delayed drilling that has made the difference in the article is perhaps debatable...

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Orson's Oracle

Orson's Oracle | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
It cannot have escaped anyone’s notice that this foundation for exploiting our potential for wheat production is now being undermined by herbicide resistance in black-grass. The industry has no option but to take this on board.
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Interesting comment about dormancy creating a double whammy for growers in 2013/14.

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Sutton St Edmund farmer offers advice on blackgrass - Spalding Guardian

Sutton St Edmund farmer offers advice on blackgrass - Spalding Guardian | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Most local cereal growers suffered the worst ever blackgrass competition in their crops, mostly from rotations that are predominately autumn sown crops such as winter wheat.
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Farmer Focus: New band sprayer improves blackgrass control - FarmersWeekly

Farmer Focus: New band sprayer improves blackgrass control - FarmersWeekly | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
I am not sure that as I get older I get any wiser. For many years at this point in the season we always suffer crop damage from slugs and pigeons and yet I
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Adas sees good chance of blackgrass control

Adas sees good chance of blackgrass control | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Blackgrass germination rates this season are high enough for growers to get good control of this troublesome weed as it emerges in the coming months.
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Delaying drilling to allow more opportunity for spraying off blackgrass prior to drilling is an extremely important tactic to help get back on top of blackgrass populations.

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Orson's Oracle

Orson's Oracle | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) is an independent, not-for-profit plant research and information centre based in Cambridge
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Hope and fear over black-grass control - some very sage points made by Jim Orson.

 

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Blackgrass leads to 10% jump in plough sales at auction - Farming UK news

Sales of ploughs at auction are up 10% on this time last year, according to Cheffins, Europe’s leading agricultural and machinery auctioneers.
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Probably not much of a surprise - but interesting to see farmers are reacting though.

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Cover crops aid soil structure in blackgrass battle

Cover crops aid soil structure in blackgrass battle | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Blackgrass problems have burgeoned across the country and in the fight against it farmer Jim Bullock has significantly increased his spring cropping area, which now makes up over half of the farm’s total acreage.
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Much interest in cover crops as an aid for black-grass control. A practical example here...

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Hybrid barley useful tool for blackgrass control

Hybrid barley useful tool for blackgrass control | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Hybrid barley can reduce blackgrass seed return by 66% compared with winter wheat, according to the latest independent Adas research.
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Competitive winter barley crops could be a good option, especially where replacing second wheats.

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Rethink approach to black-grass control in worst-affected fields | Features | Farmers Guardian

Rethink approach to black-grass control in worst-affected fields | Features | Farmers Guardian | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Black-grass control needs to begin before the pre-emergence herbicide timing.
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Good summary of options that can be added to Liberator (or Crystal) for pre-emergence treatment

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Farming News - Sow in direction of Earth's spin for better weed control

Farming News - Sow in direction of Earth's spin for better weed control | Black-grass control | Scoop.it
Research from Australia shows that when wheat or barley was sown east-west compared to north-south that grass weed seed production was halved.
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Interesting thought that sowing in a particular direction could help reduce weed seed production.

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