Agronomy Update – 10 September 2014

In this Edition

Drilling cereals Mundford Norfolk2 - 9-11-12Which pre-emergence for grassweeds in winter wheat?
Complete the programme to control weeds in grassland.
Reduce winter N losses from FYM, biosolids or digestate.

This Edition’s FAQs:
Does Dow AgroSciences have anything for Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle in rape?
What do you think about Centurion Max in Oilseed Rape grassweed programmes?
Can I use Galera this autumn?

Dates for the diary

Action plan needed for Blackgrass

Blackgrass in wheatContinuing with current practices to fight the growing threat of blackgrass in winter wheat is not a solution, says Dow AgroSciences Stuart Jackson; farmers need a comprehensive action plan for autumn 2014.

The action plan, which should be developed as soon as possible, begins by reviewing crop rotation.

Beating Blackgrass?

Combatting blackgrass requires a mix of approaches tailored to each field across the rotation. No herbicide alone is enough.

Beating Blackgrass diagram no bradning

Still chance to spray persistent weeds in grassland

Docks are more visible now in grassland

Docks are more visible now in grassland

Perennial weeds like docks and thistles are more visible than usual in grass fields at the moment. Dry conditions have slowed down grass growth, but the deeper-rooted weeds are still reaching water and thriving.