Fungicide strategies: Malmesbury
Fungicide strategies for the future
As disease and weed resistance increases, yet the number of actives available decreases, it's important to keep a close eye on fungicide strategies.
At this meeting, Jonathan Blake will review the latest product efficacy data and how current fungicide strategies in particular need changing to maximise efficiency and longevity.
During the meeting, the group will:
- Review the Monitor Farm crop protection programmes
- Work on potential improvements
- Assess suggestions in the light of latest data.
Richard Overthrow from NIABTAG is also attending to add his experience and NIABTAG findings to the discussions.
About the farm
Roger Wilson farms in partnership with his brother Peter at Lower Odd Farm in Wiltshire. They have 170 ha owned land plus10 ha rented grassland. The arable rotation is flexible, incorporating winter wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans, winter and spring barley as well as grass leys. All crops are dried and stored on-farm. The farm has a beef herd which are fed home-grown cereals. Key challenges for the farm are the threat of ryegrass, inconsistent bean yields, rape establishment, pyrethroid resistance and managing the farm’s heavier soils. During the three years of the Monitor Farm programme, Roger would like to address topics including succession, soil management and the evaluation of variable rate fertilisers.
Unless otherwise specified, winter meetings take place from 10:30 - 13:00 at the Mayfield House Hotel, Crudwell, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9EW
For more information contact Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager for the South West on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07964255614