Fungicide strategies: Taunton

Past Event - booking closed

13 March 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, Taunton, Somerset


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

Richard Payne farms 280 ha at Manor Farm, Heathfield, near Taunton. The mostly arable farm has been in min-till for more than 15 years. Farming on silty clay loam, his rotation includes winter wheat, oilseed rape and beans. He grows primarily for the animal feed market, selling forward and into pools to spread risk. Richard’s main challenges are consistent profitability, succession and knowing which investments to make for the future. By the end of the Monitor Farm programme Richard wants to have a better understanding of all his costs of production, particularly on the fixed cost side, and to benchmark himself against others.

To attend the meetings or for more information, please contact Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on or 07964 255 614.