walked most fields today in the sunshine and plans made to spray a cover crop off ,spread some fert and get organised to drill .Mounted machines onto tractors filled sprayer with water ready for the morning. just let dog out and its p----- down
puddles down lane ,though concrete drying .Rain gauge showing no more than a couple of ml which fell onto dry so might still have 1/2 a chance by tonight if wind drops later to spray the cover off.
Cant do with another season of doom and gloom
jan we had just over 3 times our average rainfall so far in feb are at 1/4 of averageand dec was double the average. Even though weve had a fairly low rainfall its not been a drying feb, total rainfall for the last 3 months is double the average plus freezing temps ,land is cold and wet reckon we need a few long warm days to get to the good ole T200
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.