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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

Annual-Meadow Grass

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

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Black-grass

Black-grass

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

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Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

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

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Italian rye-grass

Italian rye-grass

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

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Common Poppy

Common Poppy

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

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Scentless Mayweed

Scentless Mayweed

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

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Sterile/barren Brome

Sterile/barren Brome

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

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Volunteer Oilseed Rape

Volunteer Oilseed Rape

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.

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Cleavers

Cleavers

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.

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Fat hen

Fat hen

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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Sow thistle

Sow thistle

Browse the library for the sow-thistle you need information on.

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Real Results Arable Weed Control

Real Results Arable Weed Control

Head to the official Real Results website for more information on Arable Weed Contrlol

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