Spring seed considerations

David Bouch, Hutchinsons National Seeds Manager, provides his thoughts on spring 2021 and recommendations for spring seed varieties.

Major changes in the latest cereals & oilseeds RL to meet complex agronomic challenges

Launched on 30th November 2020, AHDB’s online edition of the Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) 2021/22 features major changes to wheat rust disease-resistance ratings. Rachel Hicks reports.

Weather “much more important than CSFB in OSR performance”

Analysis sheds light on last season’s winter OSR, which was the lowest-yielding harvest since 2001.

Adopt good stewardship principles when tackling blackgrass in oilseed rape

Oilseed rape growers are being encouraged to follow water stewardship best practice as the key period for controlling blackgrass begins across the UK.

Light leaf spot risk lowest for several years, according to forecast

AHDB’s light leaf spot preliminary forecast shows that the disease risk to winter oilseed rape (OSR) ranks among the lowest recorded in recent years.

OSR establishment is welcome relief after 2019

Oilseed rape growers across the country are finding this autumn a welcome relief from the disastrous start so many of their crops had with the combination of last season’s dry September and intense cabbage stem flea beetle pressure.

Count the days to CSFB larvae control

Oilseed rape growers and agronomists can now calculate the optimum timing to target cabbage stem flea beetle larvae hatch, with the chance to limit stem infestation.

AHDB forecast shows early onset of phoma in oilseed rape

Some winter oilseed rape may already have 10% of the crop showing phoma symptoms and may need treating, according to AHDB’s forecast for the disease.

Herbicide strategies to safeguard OSR viability

With many new crops of oilseed rape already in the ground and the remainder of a predicted winter crop of just 300,000 ha following close behind, the current focus is on maximising establishment rates and safeguarding the ongoing viability of crops by reducing the competitive pressure of volunteer weeds. ADAMA’s Bill Lankford shares his thoughts on the latest herbicide advice and active ingredient recommendations.

OSR resurgence coincides with CSFB activity

Growers taking advantage of warm soils and good growing conditions to plant extra oilseed rape area, or with later emerging plants, should be aware of increasing cabbage stem flea beetle activity.

Focus on nutrient availability for robust OSR growth

Getting OSR growing and away as soon as possible is vital. The emergence phase is the most vulnerable time for an OSR crop, as this is when it will face the most challenges from pests.

Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative returns to help oilseed rape growers combat light leaf spot

Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative, which helps oilseed rape growers identify light leaf spot (LLS) and other diseases in the crop, will re-open to receive leaf samples from October. The previous season saw epidemic-levels of disease so growers are advised to be alert to early signs of LLS and apply fungicides early.

© Farmers Guide 2021. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Privacy Policy

Website Design by Unity Online