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Forward Cereal Crops

Conditions this September have been excellent and have allowed for many cereal crops to be planted and where adequate moisture has been present they have established well.  These more forward crops will need to be monitored for signs of mildew attack and  manganese   deficiency.  If there is a significant amount of mildew in the crop trials show that there is a potential 0.3t/ha yield increase from applying a mildewicide. Also where  Deter seed dressing has not been used it is essential to apply an insecticide to your cereals to protect against BYDV which causes yield losses of up to 30%.  Finally Monitor crops for gout fly eggs.           Evidence suggests that treatment is economic in winter crops if eggs are found on more than half the plants at GS 

 

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