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Avoiding growth checks in young grass and controlling a wide variety of weeds are beef and sheep farmers top priorities when it comes to spraying new sown leys with herbicide. This is according to a survey carried out by research company Independent Business Resource on behalf of Dow AgroSciences earlier this summer.
Reldan® 22 is a broad-spectrum insecticide for control of insects and mites that infest grain and grain stores and is used as a fabric treatment.
Poor store hygiene can lead to mite and pest attacks of stored grain, which spoil quality and can lead to 5% – 10% losses, which can have an effect on overall farm profits, or worst case scenario, can lead to complete crop rejection. “With control measures starting up to one month before harvest, now is the time to plan what action to take and apply Reldan 22. It is the only grain store product that controls mites. Preventative action is needed before the combines start to roll,” says Peter Waite of Dow AgroSciences.
Good grain store hygiene is fundamental to UK growers who want to reduce post-harvest losses.
Up to 10% of grain stored can be lost to mites and insects – a significant figure but one that can be avoided if growers adopt an integrated approach to pest management.