STUDENTS from around the country competing in the 2019 Cereals Challenge to see which team can grow the best virtual crop of spring barley by managing problematic black-grass.
Last week's warm weather saw spring cereals drilled into kind seed-beds.
For those choosing to grow spring cereals for blackgrass control, hopefully, the temptation to drill was resisted.
According to James Boswell, Hutchinsons agronomist in Kent, most winter oilseed rape in the region is looking very good.
Students from around the country are competing in the 2019 Cereals Challenge to see which team can grow the best “virtual” crop of spring barley to manage problematic black-grass.
Growers have the chance to see first-hand how crop competition can be used to tackle problematic black-grass at a Hutchinsons demonstration next month.
Based in Kent, Hutchinson agronomist David Shepard considers growth regulation for the cereal crop this spring.