Scotland: 4 top agronomy tips for June and July
We’ve only about 10mm of rain in many parts of southern Scotland since March, we desperately need some rain. There is now a noticeable difference between wheat drilled in September, which put some good roots down before the winter deluge started, and those drilled in October or later. The earlier drilled ones are clinging on better, while the later ones are beginning to struggle.
The weather has also been warmer than usual for Scotland as well as more sunny, with temperatures into the low 20s in May. That said, crops are not dying off yet, and there are still some with real potential, although it has been a challenging season for everyone.
Craig’s agronomy tips for June and July
1. Ear sprays in wheat might be earlier than usual for Scotland
2. Monitor or Hutton Periods for blight in potatoes
3. Keep an eye out for grassweeds in cereals
4. Late is better for OSR desiccation with Roundup