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Winter wheat disease control

Deploying a well thought thorough disease control strategy for winter wheat, and varieties sown will support high yields and ensure value for the money spent. On this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, Shay Phelan & Dr. Stephen Kildea, specialists in Teagasc, Oak Park join Michael Hennessy to discuss this

Firstly, Shay outlines why the leaf three is important and how to dissect a plant to identify the flag leaf and also the leaf three. You can watch a video on this here

Stephen meanwhile, outlines why leaf three is key to a successful fungicide strategy and he discusses the factors to consider before choosing specific fungicides. Stephen also discusses the effects of the recent dry weather on disease levels and how this will influence control strategies through the season.

For more episodes and information from the Tillage Edge podcast go to: teagasc.ie/thetillageedge

And don’t forget to register for the Teagasc monthly crop agronomy webinars with the next one on May 4th. For more information go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/tillagemonth/ 

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