1. News

    Rapid disease testing saves farmer £1,600 on Septoria treatment.

    Spring Septoria pressures in wheat are reported to be high to medium across much of the UK thanks to proven rapid disease testing that’s helping agronomists and farmers to manage disease risk with accurate data at their disposal. And one farmer has saved £1,600 on Septoria fungicides from a £70...
  2. W

    Canopy growth regulator

    has anyone used this at t2 timing on winter wheat, what rate do you use?
  3. An Gof

    WW T2

    Flag leaf fully emerged on the KWS Extase so the T2 has gone on today. Applying 1.25L/Ha Revystar + 5Kg EpsoTop.
  4. snarling bee

    My direct drill and cultivation trial 2022

    I have split a heavy clay field into 4. Direct drill, shallow cultivation, Plough and shallow discs with low disturbance to 200mm. This is the first year. 5th winter wheat, straw removed, FYM and compost applied April 2021 in previous crop. Unfortunately the grass weeds seem to have suddenly got...
  5. W

    T1 winter wheat

    What are people using and when are you starting
  6. S

    Maximising N efficiency

    In general I do 3 doses on winter crops and 2 on spring. Wheat gets 200 max for a yield of 9t/ha max, depending on rainfall on our light soil. I go in 3 equal splits with the 1st as soon as I can get on within the NVZ rules, 2nd dose about GS30 and 3rd dose when I have time but generally around...
  7. D

    Controlling groundsel?

    Annoyingly, I see that I've missed a strip in one of my wheat fields, which is nearly at T1, and a large patch of well grown groundsel is very noticeable. What can I use to kill it, given that all the chemicals in the spray store don't say that they will control it? Presently I have Eagle...
  8. Adama News

    ADAS report highlights yield and margin benefits from folpet 2022-04-12

    ADAS report highlights yield and margin benefits from folpet A new ADAS report indicates that the inclusion of folpet into wheat fungicide programmes consistently provides yield and margin benefits by improving septoria control. The report, which was commissioned by ADAMA and Syngenta...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland April is the month when winter barley crops develop the fastest and the demand for plant nutrition is at its highest. Depending on the total amount of nitrogen (N) to be used, growers should make sure that they apply the last split before Growth Stage...
  10. Bigjon44

    Winter wheat

  11. C


    What is everyone’s experience of trying to hit 13% protein with Extase ?
  12. J

    Loadall oil spec

    Have a 536-60 loadall 2007 which is due an oil change . The transmission oil in the book says 10W EL4117 but i noticed in an old post someone recommended a 10w TO-4 would Fuchs Titan UTTO T0-4 10W be ok ? I notice that particular Oil is API-GL-4 equivalent as well which is what is recommended...
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    Fungicide spraying with frosts at night & cold conditions

    As per 2022 spraying season is being a bugger. :mad: With yellow rust in WW skyfall, windy conditions and frosts at night into next week (w/c 4/4/22) with showers a real problem next week, should I be putting a fungicide on if wind allows a window, or let mother nature with the frosts do the...
  14. bobk

    Which fungs for Septoria , T1 and T2

    Now Epoxi has joined CTL in the bin
  15. S

    Broadway/pacifica cold nights

    what are peoples thoughts/experience of spraying the above with cold temperatures at night? Damage to crop or reduced control.
  16. A

    T0 thoughts septoria control 2022

    What are peoples thoughts on what to use for septoria control at t0 this year? Didn't do a t0 for septoria last year, only teb on yellow rust susceptible varieties, but had too much septoria in may/june for my liking. What is there? Folpet? Can you get mancozeb this year? Triazole for the...
  17. shumungus

    Wholecrop choices.

    Wanting to reduce meal use next winter. Suckler to beef and sheep enterprise. No grain storage facilities. Wanting to grow grain and put in silo along with grass. What are the pro's and cons of wheat versus osts versus rye. Never grew grain before, educate me.
  18. Farmer Fin

    Greening effects of strobes in cereals

    It seems to be accepted that strobes prolong greening of a crop. Are there any difference between strobes and is the effect still seen so much with their loss of activity? There appear to be a few papers but I can’t access them as I don’t have a subscription.
  19. S

    Fungicide Thoughts for the season ahead

    Everyones stocks of CTL must surely have dwindled now. Plenty of forward growth on crops. What people starting to think about fungicide decisions going forward? For me: OSR - nothing probably. But its not overly lush Winter Barley - Probably go for a 3 spray program where I usual go for...
  20. Hutchinsons News

    Act early to stop yellow rust and Septoria

    Act early to stop yellow rust and Septoria Early action will be key to preventing yellow rust and Septoria gaining a foothold in crops as we enter the main spring growing period, according to leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons. The risk from both diseases is relatively high following a milder...