Storms east coast scotland


Rain at Dundee from 20.00 last night until 0800 this morning, along with some massive rumbles of thunder and wild lightening

Now it’s a cracking day, not a cloud in the sky and the sun is beating down


East Fife
Had a lucky escape here only got 10mm. lot of thunder and lightning though. 15/20 mile away they had 100mm. Car park at kirkcaldy hospital severey flooded, cars been floating around and piled up on top of one another. Perth had a lot of rain as well

Highland Mule

Livestock Farmer
Hearing some horrid news out of Stonehaven - high speed train derailed and multiple casualties, perhaps fatalities. Word is that a bridge had been washed out, causing the derailment.

BBC report appropriately cautious, but local reports filling in some gaps.

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.


Miss Wood urges...