Tractor registrations fall in H1 2019

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Written by Jamie Day

Tractor sales for the first half of 2019 are down by 5% from the previous year but fell by a sharp 13% in the month of June. Tractor sales are a traditional indicator of farmers’ confidence to invest in their businesses. The Agricultural Engineers’ Association (AEA) reports that 6,198 units of 50 horsepower and above […]

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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...