Weed Fact Sheets

As part of Real Results Arable Weed Control, we’ve created in-depth fact sheets for 8 common UK weeds using an independent expert panel to tell you every aspect about these weeds and how to control them.

Annual meadow-grass is the most common grass weed throughout the UK and although not highly yield robbing, it can cause inconvenience.

Black-grass is one of the biggest challenges to profitable arable farming in the main wheat growing areas of the UK

Chickweed is found in many areas of the UK and can be an issue due to germination throughout the growing season

Italian rye-grass is an annual or biennial grass weed which can grow up to 100cm

Poppy control is becoming increasingly difficult due to resistance to certain herbicides.

Scentless Mayweed can cause problems in winter and spring sown crops due to its long germination period.

Sterile, or Barren brome is predominantly a problem in winter cereals. It robs crop yield and causes lodging where it’s left uncontrolled.

Volunteers from a previous crop of oilseed rape are a common sight in most arable rotations but these need to be controlled to prevent yield loss and harvest contamination.

Cleaver is a scrambling or climbing annual dicotyledonous weed. The stems are four-angled, 50-200cm long, and covered with minute, down-curved prickly hairs.

Fat hen is an annual dicotyledon, grey-green in colour. It is upright, 20-50cm tall but growing to 2m in crops. The leaves are diamond-shaped to spear-shaped.

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