Leading agri-environmental consultancy Alltech E-CO2 has launched a new website offering farmers and the wider food industry valuable knowledge on resource efficiency. 

With SDHI resistance threatening to hamper the ability of these chemistries to effectively control Septoria, growers should protect winter-sown wheat crops with an early application of a folpet-based fungicide.  That is the advice from Adama Agricultural Solutions, which will be using this year’s CropTec event to warn growers that unless adequate steps are taken to protect the current armoury of fungicides, the efficacy of these products will continue to diminish, with growers subsequently...

With Light Leaf Spot infections able to significantly detract from oilseed rape yield potential, UK growers must be ready to act at the first sign of the disease this autumn.

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An enhanced version of Adama’s popular WaterAware app has been developed and is ready to launch for Autumn 2016.  With 42 percent of the 486 drinking water protected areas in England at risk, the enhanced WaterAware application is essential in the coming months.

Growers can keep Annual meadow-grass in check this autumn with a three-way co-formulation of pendimethalin, diflufenican and chlorotoluron. That is the advice from Alison Bosher, Adama’s technical and marketing director, who warns that while Annual meadow-grass might not have the same potential impact on final cereal yields as Black-grass, heavy infestations can delay ripening and will hinder harvesting efficiencies.

Oilseed rape growers can achieve a wider spectrum of weed protection this autumn by using the combined chemistry of metazachlor and quinmerac. 

Growers must target a minimum of 97% Black-grass control in autumn-sown oilseed rape crops simply to maintain the status quo. Anything less will result in increasing Black-grass populations, leaving subsequent cereal crops increasingly vulnerable to yield losses.

KUHN Farm Machinery has added a new fertiliser spreader app to its growing suite of smartphone utilities which are aimed at improving the speed and efficiency with which its customers are able to configure and set up a range of KUHN machines.

With a large percentage of over-wintered wheat crops looking extremely advanced, many agronomists are advising growers to apply a plant growth regulator (PGR) in order to prevent excessive lodging later in the season.

With the reduction in available actives making grass weed control in spring sown crops increasingly difficult, Tower, Adama’s three-way residual herbicide, is the ideal solution to this season’s weed threat.