Know How / Barley

In a competitive cereals market, our barley page aims to help you grow a more profitable crop in the face of rising inputs and volatile grain markets.

This is your starting point for addressing challenges such as fungicide and weed resistance, integrating different cultivation techniques, exploring precision farming and protecting the environment.

Key areas of focus:

  • Getting establishment right
  • Planning fungicide strategy
  • Assessing fertiliser requirements
  • Keeping on top of blackgrass
  • Choosing the right varieties for the right market
Spot and forward prices (£/t ex-farm)

Latest Know How articles

BARLEY

Virus-tolerant barleys could offer insecticide-free future

Virus-tolerant winter barley varieties could be the way forward to avoid spraying insecticides in the autumn, but there are some doubts about whether these varieties give good enough yields and…

WEED MANAGEMENT

How to tackle brome and stop it becoming the new blackgrass

The recent discovery of six populations of brome that are resistant to a key group of herbicides means that growers should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to the weed. Work carried…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Analysis: How the loss of chlorothalonil will affect farmers

The multisite fungicide chlorothalonil – the mainstay of many disease control programmes in a range of crops – has finally gone, following an EU ban on sales last year and…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Ramularia risk to barley as key fungicide banned

Spring barley growers need to make sure they have a ramularia-active fungicide in their T2 sprays this season as the best product for this disease is being banned this week.…

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