October 12, 2019 8:00 PM

FSOOTY 2020 seeks best farm sprayer operators

The Farm Sprayer Operator Of The Year awards are back for 2020 – to find and reward the best farm sprayer operators in the UK. The application of crop protection products is one of the most complex jobs faced on the farm. Today’s operators are faced with many possible challenges, […]

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September 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Earlier maturity and tight spray intervals are key considerations for winter wheat variety choice

Harvest delays brought on by this summer’s catchy weather have underlined the importance of growing winter wheat varieties that aren’t late-maturing, says Syngenta technical manager for conventional cereals, Kathryn Hamlen.

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August 17, 2019 8:00 PM

New app offers aphid spraying alerts against Barley yellow dwarf virus

A new app designed to help boost the timeliness of insecticide spraying against aphid vectors of Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in the absence of being able to use a neonicotinoid seed treatment this autumn, has been launched by Syngenta. Developed for use with the company’s pyrethroid insecticide, Hallmark Zeon, […]

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August 11, 2019 8:00 PM

Farmers move to improve pre-em applications

A quarter of UK farmers have made changes to their spraying operations to get better performance from pre-emergence herbicide applications. Heeding the advice and results of the Syngenta #lowslowcovered campaign, over 90% now spray at less than 12 km/hr and 84% have increased spray water volume, to at least 150 […]

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August 10, 2019 8:00 PM

wHen2gO Smart Tool provides stewardship advice for key active ingredients of autumn oilseed rape herbicides

wHen2gO is a new Smart Tool, independently developed for BASF, to help inform growers of the optimum application timings for metazachlor and quinmerac, to minimise the risk to water.  Launching this autumn, it provides the opportunity to extend the application window of key oilseed rape herbicides into November when it […]

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