As title says, do you stop because of bright sun shine or when it gets too hot ?
Reason for asking, today isn’t that hot (21 degrees) but unbroken bright sunshine and tomorrow will be very hot and sunny, just wondering what people’s thoughts are.
I think it’s risk vs reward, not done any today . Plants stressed enough without me putting them under more for the sake of 2 hundred weight/ acre with chemicals and pass costing 1 , if it was below 20 and dull I’d have been doing a bit . Enjoy the football to
I asked my agronomist today, he was too worried about the temp alone. (Only a bit of fungicide )
He was concerned about how bright it was plus the temps.
But then it’s a trade off to beat any rain v scorch.
Past week I’ve just been starting at 5am as it’s cooler but mainly because through the day it’s been getting too windy. Went spraying beet at half 9 last night as thay really don’t like been sprayed when it’s hot! Past year though I’ve found you have to go early or late on to avoid all the walkers!
Tbh our national sport is "complaining about the weather". The mummies at the school gate who were wearing three jumpers and whining about the winter are now wearing huge hats, looking flustered, and complaining about the heat. That's a five degree range. I say bring on the mid 30s. Bloody love it.
Canada, we stop spraying most chems @26C.
But, spraying glufosinate (Liberty) on Canola we like to go above 24C to about 30C for best results. Today much cooler and stopped around noon, the temp had dropped to 18C, weird.
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