A new website detailing the pioneering cropresearch and seasonal agronomy challenges on the nationwide Syngenta InnovationCentres now gives growers early-warning of potential problems, and practicalsolutions to make better decisions.
Part of a new-look Syngenta website, the dedicatedInnovation Centre Updates give growers an insight into what the specialistTrials Team have seen, and topical advice to tackle local agronomy issues.
Furthermore, the intuitive Innovation Centre webpage can be individually tailored to display only information from a growersregional site, and to show information only on the crops of interest grown ontheir farm. However, all the details from all the sites is freely available, ifrequired.
Syngenta UK Head of Technical, Dave King,highlighted the Innovation Centres are Syngentas new approach to trials,demonstrations and knowledge sharing. Each Centre has a range of arable crops,with a number of trials to demonstrate new and current varieties, crophusbandry and product performance, he reported.
They also trial innovative application techniquesand demonstrate environmental initiatives, along with other topics which may beaffecting growers in the current season.
The Innovation Centres, based in Northumberland;Nottinghamshire; Suffolk; Oxfordshire and Hampshire, are designed to reflecttypical regional differences in primary arable areas, and provide an easilyaccessible resource for local growers.
A series of farmer meetings, topical agronomybriefings and Open Days on all the Innovation Centres will give growers andagronomists the chance to see the trials in progress, along with results of thelatest techniques they can employ when making decisions on their ownfarms.
Recent agronomy updates from the Innovation Centreshave highlighted the onset of Net Blotch and Mildew cereal diseases and theimplications for T0 applications; grassweed herbicide trials and variable seedrate work, along with the risk of Light Leaf Spot in oilseed rape and showingthe onset of stem extension timing for optimum PGR application.