Agronomist Richard Cromie demonstrates how to dissect a wheat plant to identify final leaf three – the target for T1 fungicides.
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A father and son team from Cornwall have won a £12,000 Polaris Ranger, after their names were drawn from those users of the new wheat fungicide from Bayer, Ascra Xpro (prothioconazole + bixafen + fluopyram), who entered a prize draw this spring.
A robust fungicide strategy combined with vigorous, disease-resistant oilseed rape varieties is helping secure a future for this valuable break crop in the face of mounting pest and disease pressure on a Herefordshire farm.
Hybrid varieties are ideally suited to the challenges of growing oilseed rape in a no-till system, according to Northumberland farmer Tom Jackson.