Black-Grass control: Everything you need to know
Black-grass is the biggest agronomic challenge facing UK arable farmers right now. If you have black-grass, taking steps to reduce the population is key, whilst farmers fortunate enough to be free of black-grass need to keep it that way.
Controlling black-grass is a year-round task, using a wide range of cultural and chemical controls. The first step is to check populations, before planning crop rotation, cultivation and establishment technique. This is followed by a herbicide programme in autumn and spring to maximise levels of control. Click on the tabs to find help and advice about each of these key areas of black-grass management.