There are a few really key changes to disease management options in wheat for this year, and layered onto this are of course the vagaries of this season’s weather. The cold dry weather means that wheat crops have rather stalled in their development and stayed low to the ground, waiting to move in to stem extension.
Like other crops, winter barley growth has been slow in the cold, dry weather and only in the more advanced areas like the Black Isle has much of it started to lift up and move into stem extension. Once we get a bit of warmth though growth and development will be rapid and many crops will be on the cusp of the important stem extension sprays.
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