Animation outlines steps for black-grass control

Bayer CropScience has produced a new short animation to outline the main stages in preparing the ground for black-grass control programmes.

The animation below looks at how to reduce the weed burden prior to drilling and ensure the ground is in the right condition to get the best activity from pre-emergence herbicides.

“It’s been clear for several years now that the only way to deal with problem black-grass is a well planned programme which uses cultural controls like delayed drilling and stale seedbeds coupled with effective use of herbicides like Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) and Atlantis WG (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron),” says Phillippa Overson, Herbicide Campaign Manager for Bayer.

“In recent years, arable farmers have done well at putting all of this into practice so this animation is really a reminder to help people keep up the good work in the 2015/16 season.”

A pre-emergence application of Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) is one of the best opportunities to cut black-grass numbers so good spraying technique is essential.

View our second animation in the series below for our recommendations of the main steps to take.