Arable farmer David Butler with his sprayer© Hugh Nutt
I predicted to a friend that the wet winter would be followed by a very dry spring, but the opposite has happened – April showers are now all too prevalent, making timings for field operations tricky. Fortunately, spring barley has emerged well, with no bird damage or capping, but spring bean pre-emergence sprays may prove ineffective following so much recent wet weather. Atlantis (iodosulfuron + mesosulfuron) applications for blackgrass control seem to have worked well despite being applied when it […]