No fungicide 2021

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean

cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ?


rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s

anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley yet ?


thinking we might as well apply for organic conversion at this rate !
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
No fungicide on wheat yet and a far bit has only had half rate ally and mcpa. One field hasn't had any pesticides at all yet as there's no weeds or disease but I fear there will be a flush if we do get rain.
I haven't even ordered any T1 Chems yet, my wheat isn't there yet so I'll decide what to do and order the day before I do it. At the moment it could well be nothing!!!!
 

redsloe

Member
Location
Cornwall
Respect man.

Am really struggling with it!

I've got a recommendation for last week that I've held back on because I don't want too long a gap till flag leaf. Like you I wonder what's the point but crops are looking great atm so I don't want to lose potential.

I did do a T0 quite a while ago in a tank mix because it's cheap though so can't quality for your big prize.
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
Respect man.

Am really struggling with it!

I've got a recommendation for last week that I've held back on because I don't want too long a gap till flag leaf. Like you I wonder what's the point but crops are looking great atm so I don't want to lose potential.

I did do a T0 quite a while ago in a tank mix because it's cheap though so can't quality for your big prize.
T0 !
guessing you don’t have independent advice then ?
 

moretimeforgolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North Kent, UK
No fungicide on any crops yet. Winter crops - osr, wheat, beans and hybrid rye. Osr will definitely be left alone, probably the rye too, wait and see on the rest plus spring crops.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
At the rate mine are *not* growing, there's plenty of thinking time left. In the olden days, my agronomist would be roosting now on a pile of Boogie xpro, waiting to start flapping and clucking about "rain splash events" until he'd shipped enough out to pay for the winter holiday.
 

Secret Agronomist

Member
Arable Farmer
Done a T1 on my winter rye and barley, was needing to go through with PGR for them anyway, bit of prothio and teb, wheat a bit off yet, got stuff in the store but what is the weather going to be in a months time?
 

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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