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CropCheck

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Bayer is continuing to develop technology and services to help cereal growers improve yields and make better-informed decisions to improve overall profitability. This year, you’re invited to be part of our CropCheck project.

Read on to learn more.

What is CropCheck?

CropCheck, previously known as Rapid Disease Detection, is a new technology that Bayer have been developing since 2014 to help growers and agronomists better inform and adapt fungicide decisions.

How does CropCheck work?

CropCheck involves sampling a set of leaves from your crop and sending it to our laboratory partner, NIAB, where qPCR is carried out on your leaf sample. By identifying and quantifying disease before symptoms are visible, this gives you a new layer of information to use alongside other agronomic factors to help you better inform and adapt your future fungicide decisions.

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CropCheck is one piece of the puzzle!

A CropCheck result is a single piece of information relevant to one leaf layer, at a singe point in time. Therefore, in order to make an informed fungicide decision it needs to be considered in the context of your whole agronomic scenario.

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How can I take part in CropCheck?

This year we are offering you the opportunity to carry out two tests on your farm to make a comparison that could help inform your fungicide decision. Below are some suggestions of what you might like to compare or if you’d like to discuss with your local Bayer contact, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss.

-Different leaf layers Eg. Leaf 2 and Leaf 3 prior to T2 -Varieties -Drilling dates -Different locations on you farm -Different fungicide programmes -

When do I need to sample?

You should expect to receive your results within 48 hours of them arriving at the laboratory. Therefore, you may like to choose a date that is a few days prior to your likely spraying date to help inform your fungicide decision. For example, you may choose a date around your usual key T2 fungicide timing.

We’d also encourage you to choose a date at the start of the week (eg. Monday 17th May) to increase the likelihood of fast posting and laboratory turn around.

The sampling kit will be posted several days prior to the sampling date written on the ‘register your interest’ form.

 

 

 

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