Alex Wilcox who farms 250ha of cropping at Hill Farm near Downham Market and is also a full time agronomist for Hutchinsons, has taken first place in the YEN milling wheat quality competition with his crop of Group 1 milling wheat Crusoe.
Growers that applied their first wheat fungicide early must monitor crops closely and prepare to take a tougher approach at T1 if the gap between sprays extends beyond the recommended three to four weeks, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.
- South East Farmer
According to Elle Pace, Hutchinsons agronomist in Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey, most winter wheat in the region is looking forward. She observes that early drilled wheats have enjoyed a mild winter with very few frosts as yet and are looking forward and lush. The later drilled wheats have also kept growing through the winter. Generally, wheat crops are looking good with some Septoria and some mildew evident.
- CPM (Crop Production Magazine)
Darryl Shailes says that even though there are alternatives to diquat for early season weed control, growers will have to be more proactive about timing sprays accurately to get the best results and avoid compromising crop safety.
Based in Kent, Hutchinson agronomist David Shepard considers growth regulation for the cereal crop this spring.