Saturday, 29 May 2010

Crop Update

Winter wheat starting to flower (GS60-61), most crops looking clean and free from disease.

Pod Midge larvae (Dasineura brassicae - Стручковий капустяний комарик) in oilseed rape crops, we have been applying an insecticide to control Pod Weevil, these are the chaps that create an entry hole for the following Pod Midge.

Sunflowers are up to 6 leaves and looking good, inter-row cultivating here to control sow thistle.

Earliest soya is showing the first tri-foliate leaf, we need three leaves before we apply Basagran.