The highly invasive blackgrass weed was found in a commercial wildflower mixture that was grown in an experimental plot in Carlow. If this weed is widespread in mixtures which were planted on farms, schools, gardens, and amenity areas across the country it poses a huge risk of contamination to tillage crops and the Irish tillage industry.
Get further information on this pernicious weed of cereal crops below
Get more information on the identification and biology of blackgrass here
Find out about the effect of different herbicide rate on Blackgrass populations here
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