Wheat being sprayed© Tim Scrivener
Cereal growers can save as much as £50/ha on fungicides by growing a more disease resistant variety and amending their spray programmes accordingly. A total spend of about £80/ha across a four spray regime could be enough on varieties with higher disease ratings and good untreated yields, suggests Jock Willmott, agronomist and partner with Strutt & Parker. See also: Researchers look at ways to cut fungicide bills for wheat However, susceptible wheat varieties could need a five spray programme costing almost £130/ha […]