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Weed control – Finding a competitive edge

Tailoring a strategy for blackgrass control to suit each field is fundamental to five strategies for five years. CPM looks at how you can use competition to your advantage. Varieties which are slow moving in early spring are less competitive with blackgrass. By Lucy de la Pasture When it comes to blackgrass control, every little […]

Sugar beet weeds – Tips for beet newbies

Sugar beet has been adopted as a blackgrass solution by a Suffolk grower after a long absence from growing the crop. CPM asks guidance for newcomers from an established grower and agronomist. With sugar beet you’re not a grower, you’re a driller. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Some 42 years after the […]

Blackgrass – Brampton goes west

A new trial site in Oxon puts soil at the forefront of the blackgrass battle. CPM went along to find out more. Blackgrass and wet soil go together, so you have to sort out drainage first. By Paul Spackman Soil structure must be the primary focus when tackling burgeoning blackgrass populations, say organisers of a […]

Spring cropping- A blues revival

  Its blue flowers have been seen painting the landscape once again in early summer, but many of those growing the crop simply don’t want to talk about it, just in case everyone wants a piece of the action. CPM finds out what’s fuelling the linseed revival. Linseed can be the ideal break crop, with […]