19 April 1996

Boost for barley

MALTING barley produces better yields and quality when sprayed with Redicrop, claims the maker.

Applying the chemical at the ear at 1cm (0.4 in) stage (GS30) improves root development and increases photosynthetic capacity, it explains.

When used in 31 commercial and grower trials on winter and spring varieties, Redicrop is said to have boosted yields by an average of 8%, reduced screenings by 10% and lowered grain N from 1.58% to 1.48%. &#42