- Major Weed Of Cereal Crops which produce a large amount of seed.
- Major problem to most UK Farmers, particularly on the Eastern side of the country where cereals are intensively grown.
- Developed a resistance to a range of herbicides.
- Occurs at a very high densities.
- Reduces yield of crops if not controlled.
- Thrives on heavy land, particularly where drainage is poor and soils are wet.
- Blackgrass is favoured in Water Retentive Soils
- 80% of seeds germinate in Autumn, peaking in Sept & Oct
- Seed is shed before harvest thereby replenishing the soil seedbed.
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