Septoria – ‘Soft’ guys prevail

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF The reporting of fungicide sensitivity data can be alarming, but all may not be as it first seems. CPM digs deep into the results of Bayer monitoring data. The EC50 value only measures a change in fungicide sensitivity, but it’s not a measure of resistance. By Lucy de la Pasture Fungicide resistance is never far from the top of the agenda at the technical briefings which characterise late winter. While the sprayer is being fettled in the shed ready for spring, agronomists are making sense of fungicide data and getting a feel for how best to tackle septoria in the field. A downward shift in the performance of SDHIs and a further decline in the efficacy of prothioconazole (PTZ) against septoria grabbed the headlines when the latest fungicide performance data was presented at AHDB’s Agronomist’s Conference last December. The work looks at the efficacy of fungicides used as single actives used alone, and since 2001 PTZ (full rate) has been used as the reference the DMIs. Despite year-on-year variation, the gradual efficacy loss is clear – with 2021 registering the poorest control so far, explained ADAS’s Jonathan Blake. He goes on to explain that, in practice, the situation…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...