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Archive | August, 2009

South: Watch out for net blotch

In the middle of last week we had about 8mm of very welcomerain. The ground is now damp, and with the air temperatureaveraging 12C crops are growing rapidly. Grassweed control is now complete and Atlantis (iodosulfuron +mesosulfuron) applied three weeks ago is working well. Early drilled wheats are at GS29 and have been treated with […]

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South: Arid conditions leave OSR struggling

Extremely dry conditions in the south-east during the second half of August have led to oilseed rape establishment difficulties. Direct-drilled and Autocast crops that went into early intomoisture have reached the expanded cotyledon stage and are growingaway well. Slug damage is minimal though vigilance and baiting arerecommended. Cabbage stem flea beetle damage is at low […]

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