Being an annual, it needs the soil disturbance provided by arable cultivations but is also easily removed by herbicides. Like many annuals, it prefers spring cultivation but some can germinate in the autumn and survive. It’s seed seems to be able to survive well in the soil, with the best places to find it being along the very edges of arable crops and in the corners of crops, particularly the awkward corners not easily reached by very wide crop sprayers.
Creating and managing areas for Corn Spurrey will help deliver the following benefits to communities:
- Clean water
- Clean air
- Protection from and mitigation of environmental hazards
- Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change
- Thriving plants and wildlife
- Beauty, heritage and engagement