Find tools and resources and the best practice that is essential for good quality spring crop establishment.
Crop definitions can be found on the HSE website. As far as pesticide use and regulations go, anything sown up to January 31 is a winter crop. After that it is spring, regardless of variety.
For the Basic Payment Scheme, spring and winter varieties count as different crops independent of their sowing date. See page 68 of the Basic Payment Scheme rules for 2019.
If the variety is not listed as either spring or winter, classify the crop as a spring variety.
Cereals and Oilseeds
Light leaf spot forecast
The proportion of oilseed rape crop estimated to have more than 25% of plants affected by LLS in the spring
Risk assessment for fusarium mycotoxins in wheat
Assess the risk of fusarium mycotoxins and record the score on the grain passport
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Information on varieties
Desiccation 2020: what to consider before you plant
Row formation? N rates? Land choice and layout? Consider your strategy
Late potato planting – patience now can result in better yields
Compaction is a bigger threat to yield than 'losing' growing days say Mark Stalham and Graham Bannister
Podcast: Pre-planting decisions for desiccation
In this episode we focus on the decisions you have to make before you plant, to make sure you can desiccate without diquat and store without CIPC. Sequence of discussions and speakers:
- Desiccation talk with Will Gagg (SPot Farm North host)
- Knowledge Exchange team’s view on desiccation – Bill Watts, David Wilson and Harry Henderson
- Advice on what you can do now to prepare for storing without CIPC – Adrian Cunnington (Sutton Bridge - Head of Crop Storage Research)