Monday, 7 June 2010

Soya update

Weeds are a bit of a problem this spring; the wet, mild weather has encouraged a lot of weed germination with subsequent rapid growth. More so in soya as we wait for the crop to reach two trifoliate leaves so it can shake off the effects of bentazone.

Spraying commenced at the weekend (without a wetter as the company supplying it cocked up, we will be having words) and looks set to continue all week as the forecast is for a settled period ahead.

Fortunately soya produces a canopy pretty quickly so it should hold it's own given a reasonable degree of weed control from the herbicide.