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CropCast – Disease Control for Spring Barley

Welcome to CropCast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Mactaggart will be joined by a range of industry experts, bringing you timely updates to help you make decisions in the field.

Producer George Gauley, Editor Iain Boyd, Executive Producer Kerry Hammond, in association with the Scottish Government.

In this episode Tiffany Mactaggart is joined by SAC crop consultant Peter Lindsay to discuss upcoming disease management strategies for spring barley, how winter oilseed rape is progressing along with tips on desiccation.

Tiffany will also be joined by SAC potato consultant Kyran Maloney to discuss potato blight spray programs for the season ahead.

Tiffany will also be joined by beef & sheep consultant Kirsten Williams to discuss forage crop planning for the winter ahead.

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Linked FAS Resources 

Spring barley & Winter Oilseed Rape  

SAC Crop Protection Report


SAC Potato Bulletin

Euro Blight

Forage Crops  

Forage Crop Vlogs

Introducing Our Forage Crop Vlogs

Forage Crops Technical N0te – TN733: Forage Crops for Livestock

Technical note (TN733): Forage Crops for Livestock

  • Covering why grow forage crops for livestock 
  • What crops are available 
  • Sowing & utilisation dates 
  • Qualities of the crop – (Kale, Rape & Hybrids, Stubble turnips, Swedes, fodder beet) 
  • Nutritional value 
  • Planning, seed bed & sowing, sowing rates, method of sowing (Direct drill or broadcast etc) 
  • Soil & nutrient management (N:P:K) 
  • Pest control/disease control 
  • Varieties 
  • Utilising forage crops for livestock 
  • Feed allocation advice 
  • Livestock management on forage crops 
  • Top tips for growing success 

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