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Spring Fungicides Masterclass

Rarely has as much value weighed on the decisions you make this spring. High cereal prices promise rich rewards for every tonne you can wring from your crops. New chemistry to add to an armoury already well stocked with trusted tools means you’re equipped with fungicides to make the most of the opportunity. All you have to do is make the right choices and spray at the right time.

This is where Farmers Weekly Academies come in – they summarise the essential background technical issues behind a particular topic so that you can make a more informed choice to take your business forward.

 


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Using varieties

Varieties are the first line of defence against diseases. How can you utilise varietal resistance to its best effect?

CASE STUDY 1

Andrew Pitts, Northamptonshire

Attention to detail is crucial to minimise disease in wheat crops grown for seed.

CASE STUDY 2

Philip Hirst, Lincolnshire

Early protection is vital on a Lincolnshire farm’s barley.

recent STORIES ON FWI for "fungicide"

  • Refresh your knowledge
  • Gain NRoSO and BASIS cpd points
  • Test yourself in your own time
  • Use multi-media, including video

www.fwi.co.uk/academy


Getting the right return on investment

To take advantage of higher grain prices, using the most appropriate cereal fungicides to deliver the highest yields will be key this season.

Apply the latest research and thinking to plan what you do when in relation to disease pressure, available chemistry and varietal susceptibilities.

This Masterclass initiative is intended to integrate agronomic advice and practical ideas from industry experts on how to get timings, performance and ultimately return on investment right. We hope you find it practical and valuable.

As a research and development company, BASF’s industry contribution does not stop with new innovative products to drive and sustain agriculture looking ahead to the future.

As part of BASF’s commitment to supporting growers, agronomists and agriculture, we have developed online agronomic tools in Farmers Weekly’s Disease Watch initiative to support disease monitoring, and two apps for the iPhone to assess canopy size in oilseed rape and cereals.

Peter Hughes, cereal fungicide product manager, BASF