Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Agronomy Update

Back from the farm, if you can't be bothered watching the video below then here is a brief outline of crop condition.

Wheat at GS37 to 39, very little disease, some mildew in the base of the crop, tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) on lower leaves although epoxiconazole should see to that;

Oilseed rape at early to mid flower and looks good, just not enough of it, no signs of any diseases and pollen beetle well controlled although plenty on neighbouring crops that have had no insecticide;

Sunflowers up and growing;

Soya drilling well underway, nothing through the ground yet;

Spring barley showing the usual signs of net blotch.