Sugar beet SR3 PGPR treated vs untreated

Newly drilled sugar beet could have its yield potential increased significantly by applying a new growth stimulant that supplies a crop-specific formulation of beneficial soil bacteria, according to leading plant research company PlantWorks Ltd and agronomy specialists ProCam.

Calibration Pellet Packshot

With the 2018 ‘slug pellet season’ rapidly approaching, Adama is once again providing free placebo pellets to enable growers to calibrate their spreaders without the need to use live slug baiting pellets.

Adama has released the second episode of its podcast aimed at providing UK arable farmers and agronomists with the latest crop protection news and advice.

Andy Bailey, Fungicide Technical Specialist, Adama

With ramularia displaying increased insensitivity to azole and SDHI chemistries, plus confirmed resistance to strobilurins, UK growers must incorporate a multi-site fungicide into their T2 crop protection protocols to ensure adequate disease protection.

David Roberts, Adama

Growers should adopt an integrated approach to wild oat control this spring, with chemical and cultural control methods used in tandem to reduce the bank of unwanted seeds.  

Prospects for good margins from spring barley mean growers mustn’t neglect two of the most important aspects of the crop’s agronomy needed for good yields and quality this season, a leading agronomist is urging.

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Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd (Adama) has launched a new podcast aimed at providing UK arable farmers and agronomists with the latest crop protection news and advice.

Dr Tudor Dawkins in sugar beet trial

Sugar beet growers looking to capitalise on the crop’s strong income potential by raising yields could make substantial gains by boosting leaf development with a combined early-season nutrition and plant growth stimulant programme, new trial findings by agronomy firm ProCam suggest.

Acker energy beet

New varieties of high dry matter energy-dense beet now available in the UK are making the crop more viable as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion (AD).

With the choice, scope and efficacy of curative fungicides coming under increasing pressure – both in terms of their effectiveness due to potential resistance, and their availability due to regulatory pressures – wheat growers should consider the application of a T1.5 treatment to ensure Leaf 2 is adequately protected from septoria.

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