For the 2021 season Syngenta and PGRO have decided to stop the use of Bruchidcast.
This decision has been made due to it’s inability to act as a stewardship tool to reduce spray events. From experiences in the last couple of seasons, increasing temperatures have caused prolonged periods of spray events, rather than few targeted events. As such the tool was not promoting good practice, nor was it helping to achieve higher efficacy and therefore better quality.
Agree, complete waste of time spraying for brucid, kills more beneficials imho, I send my beans to the Frontier (Wells) plant in Ruddington for de-hulling to go into fish food.
The price is comparable to HC
I can safely say I have never sprayed of bb, harvest 20 was a good year here with very little damage, but the previous year, 19, was very bad, and after looking, the buyers decided that at 20%+ bb they were only fit for feed.
Three months later how ever, not many hc beans around, and they had miraculously become quality beans and went for hc at full premium