April 2021

April 30, 2021 8:00 PM

Don’t drop guard against yellow rust and Septoria Feature

Recent cold, dry weather may have reduced the immediate disease pressure in cereal crops, but growers cannot drop their guard against yellow rust and Septoria at the main spring fungicide timings, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons warns. Yellow rust in particular is again causing concerns following reports of outbreaks in an […]

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April 29, 2021 8:00 PM

New Amazone Pantera 4504 self-propelled sprayerwith more operational comfort Feature

The new Pantera 4504 sets the highest standards in precision plant protection application and ease of operation. A modified spray liquid circuit, changes to the operator station and an increased ease of maintenance offer significant added value. The new self-propelled crop protection sprayer focuses on increasing work rates and reducing […]

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April 24, 2021 8:00 PM

Simple spraying guidelines for better disease control

Running through a simple application checklist ahead of key T1 and T2 disease control programmes can deliver sizeable improvements in product performance and yield says Agrovista. As well as providing a better return on investment, keeping on top of disease will minimise the need for curative activity, reducing selection for […]

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April 4, 2021 8:00 PM

Use foliar N on spring wheat for maximum returns Feature

Farmers growing spring wheat this year should consider applying foliar nitrogen to improve crop efficiencies and boost protein content in milling varieties.  Given that prilled urea or ammonium nitrate is only 60% efficient in ideal conditions – and can’t be taken up by the plant when the soil is dry […]

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April 2, 2021 8:00 PM

Parliamentarians told to invest in the spray drone sector to unlock major benefits Feature

Parliamentarians have been warned that bureaucracy and red tape are holding back the use of spray drones on agriculture – and that investment in the sector could unlock major benefits. Harper Adams University Researcher Jonathan Gill gave the warning to a meeting of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Science and […]

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