Anyone bothering with sclerotinia sprays?

Brisel

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Midlands
https://ahdb.org.uk/sclerotinia
https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/publica...forecasting-and-yield-loss-relationships.aspx

Yes, one well timed dose of Proline planned for mid flowering in response to warm weather & rainfall 3 weeks after the yellow bud fungicide/pgr. Nothing on the flea beetle hit backward fields that would show the lowest return on investment. That's probably the wrong thing to do given an extended flowering period in these but I'll gamble on yet another low disease year.

We haven't had a bad one since 2008 - if you'd put the money you spent on flowering fungicides as insurance in an ISA it would pay out for the one year we get a bad infection!
 

AndrewM

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BASIS
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Devon
Did my field this afternoon, mid flower now, petals starting to drop, damp mornings and warm days. Hopefully covered for next 3 weeks.
 

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AndrewB

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Kincardineshire
Spray is sitting in chemicals store, with note,spray at 10% flower emergence. Agronomist must be expecting two flower sprays!!
No rain in the forecast so I’ll wait and do one spray, maybe.
 

Bobthebuilder

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Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
Walked a couple of fields today, quite a lot of pollen beetle and good forecast for the next few days then rain for end of next week, so will probably be doing it the week after with a splash for everything
 

B'o'B

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Rutland
Walked a couple of fields today, quite a lot of pollen beetle and good forecast for the next few days then rain for end of next week, so will probably be doing it the week after with a splash for everything
When you say “a splash for everything” do you mean you’ll put something in for the pollen beetle? If so why? If you are doing a flowering spray the pollen beetle are helping pollenate the flowers it’s only at green/yellow bud stage that they very rarely may be a problem , once flowering they are helping the crop.
 
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Clive

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Location
Lichfield
Walked a couple of fields today, quite a lot of pollen beetle and good forecast for the next few days then rain for end of next week, so will probably be doing it the week after with a splash for everything

Please tell me you are not going to use an insecticide on the benificial pollen beetles?
 

Bobthebuilder

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Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
Is there not a point where they do more harm than good? Was looking at the fields for something else and noticed a lot of beetles, agronomist will be out next week anyway so will see from there, I just put on what I’m told to
 
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An Gof

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Location
Cornwall
Is there not a point where they do more harm than good? Was looking at the fields for something else and noticed a lot of beetles, agronomist will be out next week anyway so will see from there, I just put on what I’m told to

Dream customer for a service agronomist :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Seriously if your agronomist advises insecticide in flowering rape for Pollen Beetle then change them
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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