Spraying winter barley in April© Gary Naylor
One key legacy of the late spring is that some cereals crops have missed out on an early growth regulator. So after the recent hot spell fuelled a growth spurt, agronomists are reviewing their plans.   There are also concerns with the growing disease and pest pressure, with wheat crops potentially facing a high septoria threat . For pulses, some crops are being hammered by hungry pea and bean weevil, which one agronomist described as being “like a plague of locusts.” […]
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