Rufus Dudfield (right) and Mel Codd kneeling in fieldRufus Dudfield (right) and Mel Codd from Syngenta © David Jones/RBI
Rufus Dudfield is convinced early disease control in winter wheat is key to higher yields, also giving him the option of cutting fungicide costs later in the season. He switched to using SDHI fungicides at the early T1 stage on all his wheat crops last year to keep disease at bay and its success has prompted him to follow the same approach this spring. Septoria is the main disease threat to the 280ha of winter wheat he manages in north […]