Plant tissue tests lead to bumper wheat yields in Scotland

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Plant tissue tests lead to bumper wheat yields in Scotland

Tissue testing wheat plants helps one Scottish Borders grower accurately feed his crops to match their nutritional needs leading to awarding-winning high yields.

Winning formula in 2016 for the YEN competition
Soil: Heavy clay
Variety: Zulu
Previous crop: Oilseed rape
Rotation: Oilseed rape/winter wheat/spring oats/winter wheat/spring barley/winter barley
Cultivation: Minimum tillage
Drilling date: 1 October
Seed treatment: Redigo Deter (fungicide prothioconazole + insecticide clothianidin) and Kick-Off (phosphite/phosphate mix, manganese, zinc, potassium, nitrogen, sulphate and amino acids)
Early April – nitrogen 50kg/ha, phosphate 75kg/ha, potash 105kg/ha, sulphur 100kg/ha
Early May – nitrogen 180kg/ha (inhibited urea)
T0 – Azole epoxiconazole + morpholine fenpropimorph + multisite chlorothalonil
T1 – SDHIs fluxaproxad and boscalid + azole epoxiconazole + strobilurin pyraclostrobin + chlorothalonil
T2 – SDHI fluxaproxad + azole epoxiconazole + strobilurin pyraclostrobin + chlorothalonil
T3 – Azole tebuconazole
Plant growth regulators:
T0 – Mepiquat chloride
T2 – Mepiquat chloride + chlormequat
Harvest date – 30 September 2016

Yield – 11.8t/ha, 63.5% of the calculated potential yield of 18.6t/ha

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Just looking above (haven't read the link) . I don't see what adjustments were made due to leaf testing?

All fertiliser was on early, no top up micro nutrients listed above, and many people had big yields in 2016 without that input spend.

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