Net Blotch in barley. © Martyn Cox, Blackthorn ArableNet Blotch in barley. © Martyn Cox, Blackthorn Arable
A robust fungicide strategy combined with small tweaks to seed and fertiliser rates are behind one Hampshire farmer’s bid to push Maris Otter yields to 7t/ha and beyond. Farming 200ha on the south-western edge of Winchester, Sam Burge has for the past five years been growing Maris Otter barley. The premium-earning variety is destined for the growing craft beer market, prized for its malting properties. See also: How to fight fungicide-resistant ramularia in spring barley Working with his agronomist, Mr Burge […]