Introduction to Black-Grass
Black-grass is the biggest agronomic challenge facing UK arable farmers. Any farmer with black-grass is taking steps to reduce the population and farmers fortunate enough to be free of black-grass needs 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.