Delay spraying weeds
In grass fields suffering from drought, delay spraying weeds is the advice given.
Start walking maize for quality forage
The combination of the drought and a swing to early varieties mean the maize harvest is likely to be significantly earlier, making it essential to start walking crops as soon as possible.
Less is more for autumn cultivations
Growers need “phenomenal patience” and a willingness to change soil management to avoid stoking black-grass problems after the exceptionally early start to harvest.