Task 3 Update!:
The Teams are already focussed on how they will manage weeds within their Spring Barley and also how to use PGR’s to manipulate the crop to produce a robust plant architecture to maximise yield.
But things have just got a little more complicated in Cereals Challenge Task 3 – with some “new invaders” developing in spring barley crops over the past week or so.
Dick has been looking in to local crops of spring barley that are now at 1-2 true leaves and made some interesting observations – just as an agronomist would be doing as they walk their clients crops.
- Listen to the description and detail that Dick Neale provides (in the video below) about these new crop details and decide:
- How you will approach handling the control of these early germinating spring wild oats?
- What changes (if any) will you make to herbicide treatments/input programme, now that you know there are large flushes of spring oats appearing in your crop?
- Will the presence of a few aphids arriving in the crop require treatment or will you adopt a different approach – what will that be?
Your closing date for submission of Task 3 with the new information and decisions to advise upon remains as 5th April.