With his OSR plots mainly affected by cranesbill, cleavers and in recent years, milk thistle, Jean-Hilaire Renaudat’s has been practising no-till farming for the last 25 years.
Interview with Professor Josef Soukup from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
All sorts of cranesbill, whether cut-leaved, dove’s-foot, small-flowered or round-leafed, make life difficult for rape growers in many areas.
Currently most Danish farmers treat winter oilseed rape with pre-emergence herbicides.
Originally found only in the south of France, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been heading steadily north for some years now, particularly into the Central region where it has become a major problem.