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How to control your grass weeds

Reduce your grass weeds

Wheat crop with black-grass weeds. Syngenta top weed control tactics.
Wheat crop with black-grass weeds. Syngenta top weed control tactics.

Reduce your grass weeds

With black-grass and ryegrass on the increase, here are the latest tactics to improve your cereal crop yield and quality.

Factors that are impacting your fields

Weed population
Field of wheat with ryegrass weeds. 5% Wheat yield loss is caused from just 5 ryegrass plants/m2
5%
wheat yield loss for every 5 ryegrass plants/m2
Crop choice
Cereals crop with black-grass weeds. 172% rise in black-grass seed return growing regular instead of hybrid barley
172%
rise in black-grass seed return growing regular instead of hybrid barley
Chemical Drift
Syngenta low drift 3D agricultural sprayer nozzles. 50% weed control lost through poor application technique.
50%
weed control lost through poor application technique

Make the right decisions

Use the latest innovations in your grass weed reduction
Find our latest tips in our free guide. Discover the best ways to tackle your weeds efficiently and sustainably, with new insights from our field experts:
  • Managing weed resistance
  • How best to cultivate
  • Herbicide stack options
  • Effective product application
Read more in our free guide

Untreated grass weeds: The risks

Untreated grass weeds: The risks

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Top tips

  • Create a multi-year strategy by adopting the latest best practices on your farm.

  • Assess your approach on an individual field level.

  • Review what’s working for you and adapt where necessary.

 

Agricultural sprayer, low drift nozzles. Syngenta barley field trials innovation centre. Herbicide treatment.

View treated versus untreated crops

Ryegrass control

Untreated and treated wheat crop with ryegrass weeds. Syngenta Innovation Centre field crop trials research.
Untreated and treated wheat crop with ryegrass weeds. Syngenta Innovation Centre field crop trials research.

Black-grass control

Untreated and treated wheat crop with black-grass weeds. Syngenta Innovation Centre field crop trials research.
Untreated and treated wheat crop with black-grass weeds. Syngenta Innovation Centre field crop trials research.

What growers are saying

Ryegrass is now more aggressive on our farm than black-grass. By using cultural controls alongside robust pre-and post-emergence autumn treatments, we are starting to regain control.

Ted Holmes, Velcourt Farm Manager, North Warwickshire

Ted Holmes Velcourt farm. Testimonial from farmer on controlling ryegrass in his cereal crop using Syngenta herbicides.

Ted Holmes, Velcourt Farm Manager, North Warwickshire

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Free expert guide from Syngenta on grass weed control. Top tactics to reduce black-grass and ryegrass in your cereal crop.

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Free expert guide from Syngenta on grass weed control. Top tactics to reduce black-grass and ryegrass in your cereal crop.