Disease control in Spring barley
All growers are aware that disease control is needed in spring barley. Selecting the correct products & timing will determine if the farmer gets value for money. On this episode of the Tillage Edge Podcast, Michael Hennessy discusses this in more detail with Deirdre Doyle & Eoin Lyons, Teagasc.
All growers are aware that disease control is needed in spring barley, however, selecting the correct products and the correct timing will determine if the farmer gets value for money. On this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, Deirdre Doyle, a researcher in Teagasc, told Michael Hennessy that disease levels are low at the moment but this can change especially as the weather is very showery at the moment.
Deirdre highlighted the potential net blotch issues with Planet and discussed how to cope with fungicide resistance in crops.
Meanwhile, also on the podcast, Eoin Lyons, the Teagasc/Boortmalt programme advisor, discussed the jobs which are piling up for farmers at the moment in spring crops and the best ways to sequence these jobs.
Finally getting the best from fungicides means getting the timing correct, mistime it and you risk losing 0.5t/ha.
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