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, […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]