Plant growth regulator

Use of Growth Regulators To Reduce Lodging In Cereals

Ethrel or Ethephon is a very useful tool for stiffening and shortening the straw – thus reducing the leveraging effect in a heavy, damp crop which leads to lodging. Assessing when to use it however is crucial; in the absence of lodging…
Agriculture technology

How Agriculture Technology is Revolutionizing the Food Industry

To keep up with the ever-increasing needs of society, we need to rethink how we approach the food industry through agriculture technology. The global population will reach 8.5 billion by 2030, according to the UN. Making sure we can produce…
Pesticide Residue

Changes in EU Legislation On Pesticide Residues [July 2019 Update]

Recently, the EU have published 5 changes to regulations regarding pesticide residues. These changes will become active in April and August of 2019 and include reductions and elevations of the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for different products: 1.…

New Herbicide Fills Important Gaps for Pulse Growers

The imi herbicide Imazethapyr will shortly be released in Kenya, giving us another tool for weed control in a range of crops. This is great news, and there are several places where it will fill important gaps in our herbicide programs. The…

Dealing With Rising Fall Armyworm Threat, Precision Farming Challenges & Late Planted Wheat

Today's issue of #ThinkAgronomy tackles main Agronomy challenges that crop up during planting and during the onset of the rains which is being experienced in most parts of the country. Fall Armyworm Following the sporadic rain over…
arable farming lessons from zambia

Understanding Boron Deficiency In Crops

Boron deficiency symptoms first appear at growing points of the shoot and roots and in the flowering and fruiting structures. Often terminal buds die and shoot internodes shorten, leading to stubby, distorted new growth emerging from side shoots…
arable farming lessons from zambia

What Is The Best Way To Apply Sulphur?

Sulphur prices We have seen some interesting responses to sulphur over the last two years of our trials, and one of the key questions I am asked is "What is the best way to apply Sulphur?" Bearing in mind that the best way is not always…
arable farming lessons from zambia

Recent Changes In EU Maximum Residue Levels [April 2019 Update]

A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published affecting Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) . The first regulation has already been active since the first of January 2019. The other changes will become active in July…
Fall army worm (FAW)

Fall Army Worm Update, Maize Planting Tips & Copper Deficiency In Wheat/Barley

In this edition of Think Agronomy, we explore the current prevalence of Fall Army worm (FAW), how to get your maize planting right, and the early detection signs of copper deficiency in wheat and barley. Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm…
arable farming lessons from zambia

Arable Farming Lessons From Zambia

9 ton/ha wheat, constant double cropping with Soybeans and 1,200mm annual rainfall. Zambia is a country of enormous agricultural potential but also immense agronomic challenges. We visited Somawhe Farm in Copperbelt Province to find out how…