What is this spoiling my Wheat?


We are a predominantly dairy farm, growing around 100 acres of wheat and 150 acres of maize under plastic.

The Wheat is all 1st Wheat swapped with maize every year. We have been doing this for around 5 years and the Wheat has looked great until about this time every year when its ripening and some ot it looks to get take all?

With it being a 1st wheat we were surprised, weve tried Lattitude and this doesnt seem to make much difference, we wondered about BYDV but the plants aren't stunted?

The crops typically still yield well, 3.8 ton last year and better the couple of years before but its really frustrating, any ideas?
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takeall apears in patches with most of plants effected. its not easy to tell from photos, bbut much more likely to be one of the fusariam ear blights. maize is a big risk factor

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...