Growth regulators likely to pay despite smaller crops

Blake, Andrew
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/21/2008, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses whether oilseed farmers should apply growth regulatory fungicides. Masstock Arable's David Langton says that applications of growth regulatory fungicides are inadvisable until the weather warms. The decision on whether to treat, what to apply and at what dose depends on several factors, such as green area index and the type of crops.


Related Articles

  • Insecticides are just as important. Blake, Andrew // Crops;4/8/2006, p27 

    The article reports that oilseed rape growers favors Sclerotinia protection most for their crops. But other treatments at that timing are well worth considering. There is no denying that sclerotinia can slash oilseed rape output, said David Langton, who runs Masstock's Best of British Oilseeds...

  • Soybeans and fungicides: dos and don'ts. Bennett, David // Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/17/2014, p1 

    The article reports on the improvement of fungicide resistance in some soybean diseases in the U.S. as of March 17, 2014. It cites cercospora leaf blight as the big problem for the Louisiana's soybean producers. It discusses decreasing efficacy of some fungicides, fungicide resistance from...

  • New OSR weapon.  // Farmers Weekly;4/18/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 15, p59 

    Reports on the approval of Mavrik (tau-fluvalinate) insecticide to be used with triazole fungicides for oilseed rape. Description of the insecticide; Effectiveness; Cost of the insecticide.

  • Time's ripe for nitrogen to give a kick to winter OSR.  // Farmers Weekly;2/22/2008, p8 

    The article reveals that most winter oilseed rape crops could benefit from nitrogen fertiliser soon, if they have not already had their first dressing, according to specialists. Ideally soil mineral nitrogen tests and green area index assessments should be used to fine-tune the amounts applied,...

  • Right canopy key to improved oilseed yields. Abram, Mike // Farmers Weekly;7/7/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p50 

    The article focuses on the recommendations from Masstock technical manager David Langton for growers attending the company's Agrifocus open day in Wiltshire, England. He suggests that growers should examine the canopy of oilseed rape crops to get better yields. The first step in establishing the...

  • Fungicide trials might cut costs. Henly, Sarah // Farmers Weekly;5/26/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 21, p71 

    The article highlights the trials on the comparison between the performance of commonly used and new fungicides against oilseed rape diseases led by Peter Gladders, a plant pathologist at the British Agricultural Development and Advisory Service. Performance of fungicides under high plant...

  • Crop Watch.  // Farmers Weekly;5/25/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 21, p54 

    The article presents an update on issues related to agronomy in Great Britain as of May 2007. Mealy cabbage aphids were seen in several oilseed rape crops, but not at levels that justified treatment. The arrival of rain has increased disease risk for wheat crops. The rain and accompanying winds...

  • Tests amid leaf spot resistance concerns in OSR. Impey, Louise // Crops;6/21/2014, p12 

    The article discusses difficulties in light leaf spot infections control in oilseed rape crops despite use of well-timed fungicide programmes, triazole performance, and need for more isolate testing. It discusses factors affecting control including high disease pressure, poor spray timings and...

  • Avoid delays to T2 sprays. Spackman, Paul // Farmers Weekly;4/25/2008, p4 

    The article stresses the importance of spraying T2 fungicide on a timely manner. Daily delay beyond the optimum T2 spray timing costs about 70 kilograms of grain a day in lost yield. Application specialist Tom Robinson says growers need to ensure they have the capacity to spray all their wheat...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics