Don’t drop guard against yellow rust and Septoria
Recent cold, dry weather may have reduced the immediate disease pressure in cereal crops, but growers cannot drop their guard against yellow rust and Septoria at the main spring fungicide timings, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons warns.
Simple spraying guidelines for better disease control
With T1 wheat applications expected to begin in earnest the week after next, this timely reminder highlights some key points to help growers significantly improve control for very little outlay at this spray timing and the key T2 disease control programme in a few weeks.
Spring seed considerations
David Bouch, Hutchinsons National Seeds Manager, provides his thoughts on spring 2021 and recommendations for spring seed varieties.
Survey shows control of rising wild oat populations still possible
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of wild oats popping up across UK cereal fields. As it has been over twenty years since the last wild oat survey, NIAB and off-patent crop protection manufacturer Life Scientific, came together over the summer, to offer UK growers and advisers free wild oat resistance testing.
BYDV risk remains high - be vigilant
Just when you would assume the potential risk from BYDV is receding, it is doing the exact opposite, warns Neil Watson, technical support manager for Hutchinsons.