Farmers abandoning winter cereals and switching to spring wheat and barley will need to pay close attention to broadleaf weed control if they are to prevent significantly reduced yields.
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The knock-on effect of 2012’s torrential rain was a huge shift to spring cropping in 2013, and this year is shaping up to be similar.
Significant populations of grassweeds, including ryegrass and brome, threaten winter wheat yields this year after farmers struggled to implement robust herbicides in the autumn.
Chickweed is now growing and can smother established grassland or young leys, warns Dr Nicola Perry, grassland specialist with Corteva Agriscience. And its prostrate growing habit allows it to rapidly colonise any gaps in the sward.