Bio-fungicides at T0

Bob1994

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Been recommended the use of iodus (Laminarin active) at T0 for septoria protection based in south west so high disease pressure.

Are many others planning on using these bio-fungicides at T0 to replace CTL, with folpet not looking like a cost effective choice.

Dont see these bio-fungicides appearing anywhere on the NIAB Strategies.

I am thinking the money may be better spent on a more robust T1 for septoria control and only doing a T0 with teb if rust is an issue?
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I'm not planning on using it, but I am watching this and salicylic acid with interest as potential products. I expect the ££££ will be too high for me in the "dry" east.
 
Been recommended the use of iodus (Laminarin active) at T0 for septoria protection based in south west so high disease pressure.

Are many others planning on using these bio-fungicides at T0 to replace CTL, with folpet not looking like a cost effective choice.

Dont see these bio-fungicides appearing anywhere on the NIAB Strategies.

I am thinking the money may be better spent on a more robust T1 for septoria control and only doing a T0 with teb if rust is an issue?
If you read between the lines of most of the ag press T0 never really did a yield benefit anyway - only if you were off beam with your T1. It was fine when cTL was cheap but not so fine now.

My opinion is save your money for a good T1 and T2
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
While we do indeed need to look and think outside the box, and I for one am always keen to try different/non conventional things. The fact it's being prescribed by a serviced chap and the likes of NIAB,AHDB ect don't seem to mention it or have any trials data for it says enough for me.

Just out of curiousity what's does it cost per ha and at what rate.
 
While we do indeed need to look and think outside the box, and I for one am always keen to try different/non conventional things. The fact it's being prescribed by a serviced chap and the likes of NIAB,AHDB ect don't seem to mention it or have any trials data for it says enough for me.

Just out of curiousity what's does it cost per ha and at what rate.
Very few of these many biostimulants/ inoculants/ activators are effective
 

Bob1994

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
While we do indeed need to look and think outside the box, and I for one am always keen to try different/non conventional things. The fact it's being prescribed by a serviced chap and the likes of NIAB,AHDB ect don't seem to mention it or have any trials data for it says enough for me.

Just out of curiousity what's does it cost per ha and at what rate.
Exactly what got me curious when I couldn’t see anything of these products in the NIAB strategies. I only got the recommendation tonight at 0.5l/ha so won’t get price until tomorrow. Can keep you updated.
 

Hobbit

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
South West
It was recommended here by serviced agronomist. Whilst I liked the idea more information was needed so I spoke to a friend in the industry. The shortened response was that it’s a seaweed derived product and there more cost effective seaweed products out there that aren’t restricted to T0 applications like Iodus. Still interested to see how others get on with it.
 

Bogweevil

Member
While we do indeed need to look and think outside the box, and I for one am always keen to try different/non conventional things. The fact it's being prescribed by a serviced chap and the likes of NIAB,AHDB ect don't seem to mention it or have any trials data for it says enough for me.

Just out of curiousity what's does it cost per ha and at what rate.
Here you go - you will need this when multiple resistance and product withdrawal leaves no choice:

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snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
NIAB TAG have a view that I not sure I'm allowed to post to non members.

I'm sure it has an effect otherwise it would not have a proper label, but its all about cost/benefit; or your conscience that it must be more environmentally friendly than a fungicide. Why don't you try some and let us all know after harvest.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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