Yes it is that time of year again, when this beast of a weed appears above and below the crop! Rogueing is the worst job on the farm in my opinion so it would be useful to hear from some agronomists. We have very low levels on this farm but is it worth rogueing? To be sure of removing all the ears it must be pulled from the root which is a tedious job and pretty tiring. So my question is when the ears are in flower is the seed viable and can it be dropped or thrown on top of the crop to wilt without risk of re-growth ,usually in June. Probably most growers remove and burn it but this can be very expensive if employing agencies together with trampling the crop down if not experienced. Surely there must be a chemical on the horizon? Perhaps not a large enough leaf area for control. Comments please.