Field of Crusoe wheat
Wheat’s biggest disease threat septoria and this disease’s resistance to fungicides are the major challenges for Hertfordshire grower Andrew Watts, who harvests more than 1,000ha for milling wheat outlets. He is using crop rotations, varietal choice and drilling dates to keep the yield-sapping disease at bay, together with a cost-effective fungicide strategy aim at preventing resistance build-up. Even though azole fungicide effectiveness has declined and the first signs of resistance have been detected with the key SDHI fungicides, he is […]