Early disease control in OSR
Use disease risk forecasts to plan appropriate and timely spray programmes for oilseed rape crops this autumn is the advice of Dr David Ellerton, technical director with Hutchinsons.
Trials highlight ticking time-bomb for seed disease resurgence
A seed disease resurgence trial by Bayer has recorded exceptional levels of bunt in untreated farm saved seed plots in year two of a five-year trial, with experts cautioning against growing untreated seed crops without first testing to determine disease presence.
Catch and cover crop choices play part in Sustainable Farming Initiative
When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover crops have had a rocky start in their introduction to UK agriculture, explains Dick Neale, technical manager for Hutchinsons.