Fungicide Thoughts for the season ahead

Everyones stocks of CTL must surely have dwindled now. Plenty of forward growth on crops. What people starting to think about fungicide decisions going forward?

For me:

OSR - nothing probably. But its not overly lush

Winter Barley - Probably go for a 3 spray program where I usual go for two. Will be Siltra based.

Winter Wheat - I don't think I'll do a T0, have to live without it. I'm being encouraged to think that all first generation sdhi and proline are now useless on septoria but I'm not so sure I can face double revystar/ univoq at T1 and T2. I may have to idea what its priced at.


Given the economics and how much has been spent on fertiliser, surely it's a year to go big. If wheat is selling at £220 for Jan next year, the ROI of most fungicides will be even bigger than usual. To turn the thought on its head, do you want to do anything that will lessen the investment that you've already mate in the fertiliser?


Sulphur at a good lick looks a better bet than folpet from the talks I have been to lately.
I was put off sulphur last year when I heard someone talk about spending the rest of the day cleaning out a solidified mass when he'd loaded up the first tank of the day with elemental S.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...