Don’t drop guard against yellow rust and septoria, warns Hutchinsons



Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Recent cold, dry weather may have reduced the immediate disease pressure in cereal crops, but growers can mustn’t drop their guard against yellow rust and septoria at the main spring fungicide timings, according to the latest advice from Hutchinsons. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Yellow rust in particular is again causing concerns following reports of outbreaks in an unusually high number of varieties across some parts of northern England and Scotland during March, regional technical manager Cam Murray says. Coastal regions of Fife, Lothians and Northumberland appear to be particular hotspots. “Crops closer to the coast always tend to be at greater yellow rust risk, but what concerns us is its prevalence in several different varieties, including those where you wouldn’t expect it to be an issue. “We’ve therefore collected some samples and sent them for analysis to determine whether it could be due to the emergence of a new race.” Hutchinsons technical development director Dr David Ellerton reminds growers how quickly new races overcame genetic resistance of some important varieties last year, so growers must remain vigilant and maintain a protectant approach at T1 and T2. “The most common races in 2020 were from the “Red” group, with the main ones…
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AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.


Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...