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Getting the most from your wheat crop means making smart decisions throughout the season to get the best control of threats to your yield from diseases, weeds and pests.

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Reductions in chemistry options, more dramatic weather patterns, and resistance management continually present fresh challenges, meaning you have to adapt your approach to meet the changing needs of your important wheat crop. At Bayer, we’re here to help you every step of the way with tools, support and advice, and great products to help support you make those smart decisions that can have a big impact on your final yields.

Controlling black-grass

Post-em

If you’ve got black-grass on your farm, keeping on top of it is a constant battle. To keep control, you need more than herbicides. Using cultural controls such as establishing a competitive crop will provide the best possible basis for black-grass management.

In recent years, post-emergence control has been seen as less of a priority, but it is still a key opportunity to reduce populations and seed return on farm. Small changes can boost your black-grass control programme and make the difference to your final yields this year and have a significant impact on your long-term black-grass population control strategy.

T1

Broad-spectrum control

Many diseases can damage your crop’s yield potential at T1. So it’s critical to get the timing right and choose the best broad-spectrum fungicide to keep your crop protected up to T2.

While T1 disease control options are plentiful – picking the best option for optimum control will keep your crop clean up to the all-important T2 spray timing, prevent disease progression and protect emerging upper leaves even if the weather conditions take a turn for the worst.

Identifying the emergence of leaf 3 in wheat is critical for the accurate application of T1 so we’ve created a useful 30 second video that helps you to easily identify leaf 3 to get the best out of your T1 spray.

Tools

To help on your farm

View our selection of tools to help with your crop

Phytobac

A simple and effective way to deal with dilute washings and tackle the problem of point source pollution on farms.

Agronomy tool app

Available for Android and iPhone. Download this FREE app today to help you identify pests and weeds in your fields.  Also includes all our product documents.

easyFlow M

A closed transfer, metering and cleaning system for liquid chemicals from Bayer and agrotop.

T2

Control Septoria and boost your wheat yields.

With 40% of yield contribution coming from the flag leaf getting the very best disease control at T2 can have significant upsides for your final yield. 

A T2 spray’s prime focus should be on controlling Septoria – the most widespread and biggest yield stealing disease in wheat, whilst also cleaning the top two leaves of any disease that may have developed since the T1 timing.

There are many options for T2 sprays available but even small percentage increases of control can have big impacts on final yields. Picking a trusted fungicide with proven performance will help you to get the very most from your crop and maximise your yield returns at harvest.

As part of our Judge for Yourself trials, 50 farmers tested AscraXpro against competitor treatments with a mean positive yield benefit of 0.3 t/ha. 

Harvest

Harvest

With harvest underway, it's that time of year again where our focus begins to switch to a new crop year and getting the best establishment possible.

The fight against black-grass never stops and the focus for getting your crop off to the best start begins again now. We spoke to Suffolk farmer Tom Jewers about his flexible approach tackling black-grass through improving soil condition and taking any small opportunity to boost weed control.

At this busy time of year, our seed treatments give you maximum flexibility, helping you to manage your autumn workload. Redigo Deter helps to ensure autumnal pests such as wireworms, slugs and aphids carrying Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) don't damage your crop from the outset for better crop establishment - which is also critical for black-grass control. 

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Wheat agronomy news

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Identification and Management of wheat diseases

Find out more information on the key disease threats to your wheat crop. For each disease you will find out the importance of the disease in terms of potential yield penalty, how to identify the disease in its early stages and our advice on the best control strategies.

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