Csfb in turnips

To spray or not

  • Yes

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • No

    Votes: 3 27.3%

  • Total voters
    11

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
Apologies if this is wrong section but thought cropping would get a better response. I drilled some turnip/forage rape mix direct into sprayed off pasture. Made sure I told him the risks with csfb. Anyway got a phone call asking my advice on weather he should spray for csfb I told him it would kill 25-50% at best any ideas?
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solo

Member
Location
worcestershire
The rain today should help if it has nitrogen to take up. Warm dry weather favours the insects over crop growth, unless it has water and nitrogen to grow away from them. I would be looking to spray asap to give the crop a chance to grow away from them.
 
Apologies if this is wrong section but thought cropping would get a better response. I drilled some turnip/forage rape mix direct into sprayed off pasture. Made sure I told him the risks with csfb. Anyway got a phone call asking my advice on weather he should spray for csfb I told him it would kill 25-50% at best any ideas? View attachment 981012View attachment 981013
Greenland which I sold used to give 7 days cover if sprayed in evening when beetles active. New name, new formulation plus 10% price. The new formulation bit grieves me as it was the same for a decade. Used on Leatherjackets. Claimed to have same Garlic in it and same effect but back to the drawing board to see if it is as effective.
5ltr £109 del plus Vat. My system is to spray a kg of Breakthru pre-em which controls slugs. Anecdotal evidence shows the CSFB don't like the soil conditions created any more than the slugs so move in have a nibble then move on as nowhere to hide.. Any backward late germinating areas usually end up getting a 0.5 ltr of Greenland now Gard KLD however not as confident about new version till I get feedback.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Interesting about the manganese, have you used it before with success?
More hearsay from a few neighbours when I was in Dorset who couldn’t shift the buggers with anything else. I haven’t tried it myself as I didn’t want to add more cations in the manganese salt to already hard water treated with X Change. Sorry - worth a trial but seasoned agronomists didn’t think it was worth it (ones who were giving verbal recommendations for multiple pyrethroids instead).
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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