• THOSE GROWING the high yielding Group 4 feed wheat Evolution for the first time have been reminded that its unique growth habits may require extra scrutiny this year to get the best out of it.

  • Agronomy firm, Hutchinsons, has advised wheat growers not to overlook eyespot risk ahead of the key T1 (growth stage 31-32) fungicide timing this spring.

  • THOSE TEMPTED to grow spring barley to fit in with the 'Three-crop rule' have been warned that if they are to gain malting premiums for their crop, they need to manage it to fit in with the specifications required.

  • MANAGING CROP architecture is the latest buzz word in oilseed rape management and the news is that the crop at Syngenta's Innovation Centre, in Hampshire, has reached the optimum timing for Toprex application to manage height and rooting.

  • A NEW flowering fungicide for control of sclerotinia and other key late diseases, which also delivers extra yield even when disease is absent, is expected to prove popular among oilseed rape growers this season.

  • THE MILD winter and kind spring weather means many soils will soon reach 5-6°C at 10cm depth, which will trigger grass and broad-leaved weed growth.

  • Annual meadow-grass may not provoke the same level of concern and discussion as black-grass, but taking action now equals time and money saved during harvest.

  • THE SPRAY window for the control of cleavers in winter oilseed rape is approaching and growers need to be ready to apply their post-emergence herbicide spray.

  • Hydraulic rear-folding booms from 18m to 24m wide from Team Sprayers eliminate any risk of tractor cab damage or compromised cab access.

  • Tramlines are under increasing pressure from repeated passes with large, heavy self-propelled sprayers - and in less than ideal conditions, are not coping.