Intrepid Farmers Weekly reporter Adam Clarke took to the skies in the Crop Doctor helicopter last week. He joined the expert team monitoring wheat disease levels in UK trial sites around England.
See photos from the tour, organised by Bayer CropScience, taken both from the sky and on the ground.
Read the full report of the Crop Doctor tour
Farmers Weekly arable reporter Adam Clarke climbs aboard
There was plenty of field work taking place below as the Crop Doctor helicopter flew from site to site, including this John Deere tractor and drill
Spring seed-bed preparations are in full swing for grower David Hoyles at Long Sutton, Lincolnshire
A power harrow works down some ploughed ground……Not very efficient driving in circles!
Solar farm situated just north of Swindon, Wiltshire
The helicoptor coming in to land at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Yorkshire
The trial site at Callow, Herefordshire, had the highest septoria pressure in the trial plots, with T0 fungicide being applied in the distance
Timelapse cameras monitoring fungicide treated and untreated wheat plots at Callow, Herefordshire
The Crop Doctor helicopter touches down at Hinton Waldrist, Oxfordshire
Crop Doctor experts search for disease in wheat plots at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Yorkshire
Early signs of the stem-based wheat disease eyespot were present in Herefordshire and Lincolnshire
The early signs of septoria could be found on wheat leaves across the country