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Sodden soils have severely hampered early weed control opportunities this season, and a wet and mild winter, which is typically followed by higher spring grass-weed populations, could make the challenge even greater.
Amid short supplies and high prices for spring bean seed, following a season when many winter crops have not been sown or have failed to establish, some growers are asking how late winter beans can be sown.
With the backdrop of resistance issues and withdrawal of chlorothalonil (CTL), growers attending the AHDB/SRUC Agronomy 2020 meeting in Inverurie heard how to maximise disease control this season. Jo Learmonth reports.
Commercial scale on-farm trials at AHDB Cereals and Oilseed’s Strategic Farms results day gave growers a taste of new approaches to cutting costs and boosting yields that they can try on their own farm businesses.
Commercial scale on-farm trials at AHDB Cereals and Oilseed’s Strategic Farms gave growers a taste of new approaches to cutting costs and boosting yields that they can try on their own farm businesses.
The onset of phoma has started early this autumn at some locations following days of repeated heavy rainfall. Some oilseed rape may already have 10 per cent of the crop affected, according to monitoring reports.
Recent wet weather has caused the first flush of black-grass in many fields, but with rain set to continue, it is also increasing the pressure on some growers to consider drilling sooner than perhaps planned.