Spring can be a critical time for weed control programmes in winter wheat crops. Both grass weeds and broad-leaved weeds can cause problems in spring and poorly established crops can be particularly susceptible to weed infestations. Bayer’s Darren Adkins provides his advice for wheat management in spring.
A survey of over 200 spray operators revealed that post-emergence grass-weed control in wheat is one of the hardest spray targets for both timing and accuracy.
In June this year, cultivation and soils specialist Philip Wright visited the Abbots Ripton Farming Company to provide advice as part of the Black-Grass task Force Project.