Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve
Cabbage stem flea beetle pressure has been the final straw that has forced many growers to drop oilseed rape from their rotation, but the crop could get a reprieve on one farm thanks to the use of starter fertiliser this autumn.
Day degrees point to BYDV triggers
Early drilled crops growing quickly are now under increasing pressure of BYDV secondary spread. The calculation of 170 day degrees from emergence for the onset of spread has now elapsed for all early sown crops, and increasing as the season progresses. Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Max Newbert, highlights some of the watch out points for growers and agronomy actions.
Professional Adviser training programme
The very first national Level 6 Degree agronomy training programme for the Professional Adviser Standard has been launched by leading crop production specialists, Hutchinsons.