Defeat your biggest threat - black-grass - before it is too late

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Tackle emerged black-grass populations when they’re most susceptible

When it comes to black-grass, every percent of control counts. AHDB studies have shown that a decrease of just 5% in black-grass control can reduce yields by 0.5 t/ha, so taking every opportunity to reduce populations is critical to improve your final yield. It’s important to tackle black-grass when it’s most susceptible shortly after emergence.

Hamlet – the most effective post-emergence herbicide for black-grass in the autumn – will help you finish your programme with the best possible levels of control and also reduce the amount of seed returned to your fields’ next harvest.

Visit our Hamlet page to find out more about Hamlet including why, when and how to use it and also hear from growers who have experienced using the product on their farms.

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How to get the best out of Hamlet

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How soon should you apply Hamlet?

Gordon Anderson-Taylor, Bayer, suggests that with increasing levels of EMR resistance around the country it is important to apply post-emergence herbicides as early as possible. In the case of Hamlet this means from 1 to 3 leaves of the black-grass and certainly before tillering. 

Introducing Monolith

Monolith is a new post-emergence grass-weed herbicides from Bayer. It combines mesosulfuron - the grass-weed active ingredient from Atlantis with propoxycarbazone to create a new standard for post-emergence black-grass control for use in the spring. Offering on average 10% better control than Atlantis WG, it will help reduce the number of seeds returning to the seed-bank helping you keep on top of your black-grass population.

Learn more here.

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Post-emergence Top Tips

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Top Tip 1

Following up with a post-emergent in autumn will press home the advantage on plants weakened by the pre-emergent.

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