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  1. Nip Spring-Emerging Blackgrass in the Bud – Farmers Weekly – Dick Neale, Toby Kellie

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    Dick Neale blackgrass dormancyWhile much of the focus has been on tackling blackgrass in the autumn, growers also need to keep on top of the spring-germinating population.

    Farmers with a significant blackgrass problem should stick with spring barley this season, as the crop, when managed correctly, offers the best way to keep on top of any spring-emerging blackgrass.

    The wet autumn means many growers face an unplanned increase in their spring cropping area, with a number of crops such as beans, peas, linseed, wheat and barley in the running.

  2. Alex Wilcox wins YEN Spring Barley Award – Farmers Weekly

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    Alex wilcoxThe first-ever spring barley Yen award was won by Alex Wilcox from Norfolk with a yield of 10.7t/ha. He also took the title for best percentage of potential yield, with 72% of 14.9t/ha.

    His crop of Laureate was drilled on 15 January at a seed rate of 350kg/ha and received 110kg/ha of nitrogen in two splits, two fungicides and one plant growth regulator. Manganese and boron were also applied.

  3. Don’t miss out on chlorothalonil for Septoria and Ramularia control next spring - David Ellerton, Peter Riley

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    Dave Ellerton WheatWith sales of chlorothalonil due to finish on 20th November, this autumn will mark the last opportunity to buy this exceptionally useful active ingredient for use next spring prior to 20th May.

    Therefore, it is essential that growers ensure they are covered now for their requirements for the most effective multi-fungicide for next spring, says Dr David Ellerton, technical development director of Hutchinsons.

  4. Crop Watch North – Farmers Weekly – Helen Brown

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    Helen BrownGood yields and poor weather sums up our harvest in Cumbria. Although we got off to a good start on the winter barley, thunder showers and wet ground conditions made the wheat and spring barley harvest trickier - with a significant proportion of crops battered down by the weather.

    The high-disease-pressure season was reflected in our trial site results, as the difference between fungicide-treated and untreated winter barley averaged 3.1t/ha, varying from 1.56 to 5.98t/ha between varieties.

  5. Plan Backwards For Better Yields In Spring Barley – Agronomist & Arable Farmer – David Bouch, Matt Ward

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    David Bouch of HutchinsonsWith a predicted 20% drop in the UK’s oilseed rape hectarage this autumn, many growers will be looking to spring barley to supplement their gross margins. David Bouch, Hutchinsons national seed manager gives his views on spring barley varieties.

    Spring barley will continue to be an attractive option for growers in 2020. Its competitive nature and prolific early growth is a key part of cultural control programmes enabling growers to help get on top of black-grass.

    However, the prolonged harvest will have impacted on the yield and quality of many barley seed crops, which may have a knock on effect on quality seed availability for next spring, he says.

  6. Carlisle Agronomy open day showcases routes to higher yields - Helen Brown, Lewis McKerrow

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    Looking at variety trials in CarliseThe annual Hutchinsons Carlisle crop demonstration open day to be held at Midtown Farm, Kirkbampton, Carlisle on Tuesday 18th June, by kind permission of the Brown family, promises an exciting insight into how yields can be improved through variety selection, targeted agronomy and precision technology.

    A host of demonstrations will hone in on four key topics; the latest winter wheat, barley and spring barley varieties, seed rate trials, the role of forage yield mapping and the newest precision farming tools from Hutchinsons.