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Avoid these five pitfalls when drilling later, wheat growers urged

Be aware of these “watch-out” points or pitfalls now that drilling of winter wheat crops has slipped later due to unsettled weather, says Nigel Scott, regional technical manager for agronomy firm ProCam. Some important adjustments to autumn agronomy may be needed, he adds.

1. Don’t drill based on seed weight – use seed... Read More

Hold nerve with blackgrass infested fields

Continue to hold off drilling winter wheat fields where blackgrass is a worry until early October where possible, or mid-October in the worst fields, says agronomy firm ProCam. Drilling before this puts more pressure on achieving top results from in-crop herbicides, the company points out.

Paul Gruber, ProCam regional technical...

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Nurture promising OSR crops through autumn challenges to keep them on track

Take time to nurture this season’s winter oilseed rape (OSR) crops carefully, with many early-planted crops having got off to a promising start, in sharp contrast to last season, says ProCam head of crop production, Mike Thornton.

According to Mr Thornton, as many as 1 in 7 winter oilseed rape fields have been planted early in parts...

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Check planting order with carried-over seed

Winter cereal growers planting seed this autumn, originally purchased for planting last autumn, should consider sowing it at the start of drilling windows so it goes into the best soil conditions.

That is the message from Lee Harker, seed manager for agronomy firm ProCam, who says the majority of growers will have at least some...

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