A spring crop needs to be competitive for good black-grass management

A spring crop needs to be competitive for good black-grass management

In the crop rotation matrix poor establishment of spring barley due to the dry 2019 spring gave poor yield, return and the worst black-grass levels.If you don’t establish a competitive spring crop, you’re possibly losing all you have gained in the extra stale seed bed by allowing too much black-grass to thrive in the crop and return more seed.