Importance Of Changing Crop Planting Date

Very often we talk about the ideal sowing or planting window for crops. There is without doubt an optimum for every crop and region – within the limitations of what the weather might do - but too often we view this in a perfect, utopian farming…

Keeping Powdery Mildew out of Peas

This season’s pea fungicide work has highlighted again the effectiveness of elemental sulphur for controlling Powdery Mildew. Alternatives with known activity on the disease were tested including metrafenone, triadimefon and azoxystrobin +…
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Choosing A Fertilizer Spreader For Topdressing

Choosing the correct fertilizer spreader can open up possibilities for the material you spread, and importantly can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently when the application window is right… I reckon that our broadacre clients…
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Maize Fungicide Spray Recommendations

As maize crops approach tassling it is well worth considering the disease risk and likely returns from a fungicide application. The first consideration is whether the crop can realistically be sprayed, which of course depends on the equipment…
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High Risk Of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat this Season

FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT Fusarium Head Blight is a serious risk to wheat, and the risk is greatest after maize when the disease is transferred from the residue of the previous maize crop, to the wheat. So with many farmers having failed to get…
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Think Agronomy: Your Farming Questions Answered

This week I am going to answer a few of the frequently asked agronomy questions you have sent from previous newsletters. Thanks for subscribing and talking to us! Let's dive in.. What is the best approach for Controlling Couch Grass? The only…
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Exciting Agronomy Insights From The UK Cereals Event 2019

Last week I visited the annual Cereals Event 2019 in the UK and here are some of the key insights i gathered from the show Belkar Canola herbicide The picloram + halauxifen mix has been used on farm this season in some countries, and the reports…
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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…

Herbicide Imazethapyr For Legumes, Beans, Lentils & Peas

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. Herbicide…

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…