ADAMA have launched an online precision crop protection resource to provide arable growers with up-to-date advice on how best to protect barley and wheat crops from key disease threats this spring.
The new Precision Crop Protection knowledge hub will provide a wealth of useful information, all of which has been designed to enable arable growers to deal effectively and efficiently with the key diseases affecting barley and wheat.
The key message throughout the hub will be that growers need to use a diversity of modes of action in their spring spray programmes, not only to provide robust protection against disease threats, but also to prolong the effective life of key SDHIs, azoles and strobilurins which are under increasing pressure from sensitivity shifts and resistance.
The hub will provide weekly crop management advice and seasonal updates on a range of topics: from the prevention and cure of key barley diseases such as rhynchosporium, ramularia and net blotch, to septoria in wheat, and will include the latest industry thoughts on how, when and what to use at the key crop protection timings.
The knowledge hub will also focus on the importance of taking an integrated approach to disease management, with advice on how to use cultural techniques, disease resistant varieties and the latest disease forecasting tools to reduce the initial risk of disease infection and how existing disease stresses can be managed in a sustainable manner.
In addition to regular updates and input from ADAMA’s Fungicide Technical Specialist, Andy Bailey, the Precision Crop Protection spring hub will also provide useful information and video guides from a selection of third-party organisations, agronomists and farmers.