Bayer’s new fungicidal oilseed rape seed treatment, which is sold in Ireland as Scenic Gold (fluopicolide + fluoxastrobin) is seeking UK registration
Growers will be able to see a demonstration of the product at Cereals, which according to Bayer trials has increased root growth, contributing to quicker crop emergence than untreated seed, potentially providing support to growers keen to combat the cabbage stem flea beetle threat.
Also at Cereals, Bayer’s black-grass weed screen demonstration will feature difficult to control strains of black-grass, rye-grass and bromes with different herbicide programmes applied.
These will include two development pre-emergence herbicides, as well as Liberator (flufenacet + diflufenican) and Monolith (mesosulfuron + propoxycarbazone) programmes.
In the wheat trench, visitors will be able to see disease control from a unique angle.
By comparing the untreated and plots treated with Aviator Xpro (bixafen + prothioconazole) and Ascra Xpro (bixafen + fluopyram + prothiconazole), growers will be able to see how fungicide programmes perform on each leaf layer at eye level.
Bayer’s Speakers Corner talks will concentrate on topics including black-grass management, how to use yield data to improve crop profitability, and soil health.