Winter barley disease control
Disease control in winter barley needs to be considered carefully. On this week's episode of the Tillage Edge podcast, Dr Stephen Kildea, Oak Park, Teagasc, joined Michael Hennessy with advice and information.
He explained that areas such as variety resistance to disease, assessing the current disease threat and also looking forward a couple of weeks to what the weather may bring are the most important elements for devising a disease control program.
He stressed the importance of farmers walking their crops to regularly assess the disease levels and progression in crops.
Stephen also told Michael about the current disease incidence in crops around the country and gives examples of disease control actions needed for varieties in both the south and north of the country.
Finally Stephen addressed whether any changes are needed in disease control in conventional and hybrid varieties.
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