Potato crops are very susceptible to competition from weeds during early growth stages after planting. With relatively slow emergence and establishment of potato plants, fast germinating and fast-growing weeds such fat hen, thistles and many grass weeds can quickly smoother young plants to compete for light, water and nutrients if they are not controlled quickly.... Read morePotato Product Guide 2022
With crop prices on the rise, protecting valuable oilseed rape crops this spring is worth paying attention for…
“With oilseed rape at the start of March now approaching £700/tonne, protecting crops adequately this spring against key foliar diseases is important to protect and maximise profit margins.” says Will Ridgwell, Clayton Plant Protection. With good autumn conditions leading to successful early crop establishment, most areas of winter oilseed rape have fared reasonably well... Read moreOSR Product Brochure 2022
Early Disease Warning: T0 applications vital this spring to knock-back Yellow rust and Septoria infections.
Early planning for T0 fungicide applications in cereals will be vital to prevent or hold back Septoria and Yellow rust infections spreading in crops as we enter the key spring growing period, according to Will Ridgwell, Clayton Plant Protection. With a lot of early-sown autumn crops now showing very forward growth following a relatively mild... Read more
Keep a careful watch out for signs of Powdery mildew in cereals ahead of planning your T0 applications this spring.
With relatively mild winter temperatures so far and plenty of moisture present in lower leaves of forward, early-sown autumn drilled crops, cereal growers should stay alert to the threat of Powdery mildew in susceptible varieties of winter wheat and winter barley this spring. A number of growers and agronomists are starting to report mildew pustules... Read more
A key part of good agronomic practice during the spring is to ensure a healthy crop canopy with sufficient green leaf area and light penetration when crops reach the vital flowering stage. This will ensure good pod fill and subsequent yield. Effective spring fungicide programmes are an important aspect in helping achieve this. Products containing... Read more
Early disease onset in crops varies each season. If cereal crops are not protected at key timings and at the early stages of disease development, it can severely impact crop yield potential. Many fungicide active ingredients rely on protectant activity and therefore must be applied before a disease becomes established. With an expanding range of... Read more